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    Biotech Startups Hit the Ground Running, With Six Filing IPO Plans Today

    Biotech Startups Hit the Ground Running, With Six Filing IPO Plans Today

    If we had to gamble on it, we’d bet the IPO market will be far more brisk this year than last year, which was the worst year for tech IPOs in particular since 2009. Even still, it came as a bit of a surprise today when not one or three but five six biotech startups revealed plans to go public. (If you recall, biotech IPOs, which ticked along nicely for a couple of years… Read More

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    Life Sciences Marketplace Quartzy Raises $17 Million To Build Up The Supply Side

    Life Sciences Marketplace Quartzy Raises $17 Million To Build Up The Supply Side

    Quartzy, a lab supplies marketplace, announced it has closed a $17 million round in Series B financing to help the startup build up the supply of lab equipment offered to customers. The startup launched out of Y Combinator four years back and has since partnered with several academic institutions, including Stanford to offer an alternative marketplace for pricier lab supplies. Quartzy does so… Read More

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    Alphabet Gets A “V” By Renaming Google Life Sciences To “Verily”

    Alphabet Gets A “V” By Renaming Google Life Sciences To “Verily”

    As Alphabet continues to rejigger their company structure, one of the teams left under the Alphabet umbrella has gotten itself a new moniker, according to Stat News. Verily is an independent Alphabet company with a focus on using tech to deal with health, as well as prevent, detect and manage disease. Read More

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    Chaotic Moon Explores Biometric Tattoos For Medicine And The Military

    Chaotic Moon Explores Biometric Tattoos For Medicine And The Military

    The future of wearables could be inked on your skin. Chaotic Moon, a software design and development firm based in Austin, Texas, is developing a high-tech tattoo made of components and conductive paint to create circuitry to basically turn you into a cyborg…er collect health and other biometric data from your body. Read More

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    The Evolution Of The Biohacking Ecosystem Crunch Network

    The Evolution Of The Biohacking Ecosystem

    Silicon Valley efforts in the biology and health domains have recently seen increased public interest because of the questions around the legitimacy of Theranos’ technology and medical claims and the recent FDA approvals for a number of 23andMe’s genetic screens. These data points are just two of the most visible examples of a broad ecosystem of companies and startups in Silicon… Read More

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    Andreessen Horowitz Gets A New GP, And A New Fund

    Andreessen Horowitz Gets A New GP, And A New Fund

    Andreessen Horowitz is making a big move into biotech, and it’s using a $200 million new fund called the AH Bio Fund – and new general partner, Vijay Pande — to plant its stake in the ground. The fund will be used to invest in mostly early-stage startups at the intersection of computer science and life sciences. It’s the first sector-focused fund for Andreessen… Read More

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    Zwipe Banks $5M To Get Its Biometric Payment Cards To Market In Early 2016

    Zwipe Banks $5M To Get Its Biometric Payment Cards To Market In Early 2016

    Norwegian startup Zwipe, which is taking aim at payment card PIN codes and passwords with an embedded fingerprint reader technology to authenticate card payments, has closed a $5 million Series B funding round. Read More

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    Singularity University Launches Accelerator To Seize Academia’s Innovation Monopoly

    Singularity University Launches Accelerator To Seize Academia’s Innovation Monopoly

    Singularity University, the technology think tank and incubator, on Wednesday announced a new accelerator program that aims to push technologies out of research facilities and into the real world. SU Labs Accelerator’s portfolio boasts companies whose ambitious goals range from restoring vision to the blind to deploying lithium-ion power to schools in the developing world. Such… Read More

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    Synthetic Biology Is Not Just Good, It’s Good For You Crunch Network

    Synthetic Biology Is Not Just Good, It’s Good For You

    Synthetic biology (synbio for short) is a term that circulates freely through the tech world, but what exactly does it mean? It inspires both excitement and concern, depending on application and context. To advance uses of synthetic biology we need to promote better understanding of what these technologies mean, and how they can be used to improve the world around us in new and exciting ways. Read More

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