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MIT spinoff, OPT, ramps up production of its 3D-printed nasal swab

If you’ve heard of OPT Industries (and odds are you haven’t), it’s due to the MIT spinoff’s roll in printing a novel nasal swab. It’s the kind of thing that might not have gotten much play d

Emulate Inc. closes $82M Series E to fund expansion of ‘organ-on-a-chip’ products

Emulate Inc., a biotech company focused on developing “organ-on-a-chip” technology, closed an $82 million Series E round on Tuesday. This latest round is intended to formulate a massive investment

DNAnexus raises $100M for a cloud-based analytics platform aimed at genomics and other clinical big data

DNAnexus, which provides a cloud platform for governments, universities, doctors and pharmaceutical companies to tap into DNA and other clinical data sets and collaborate on scientific research projec

Teckro scores $25M Series C round to speed up clinical trials

Teckro, a software platform that claims to make the conduct of clinical trials more efficient and collaborative, has closed $25 million in Series C funding. The round, which brings the total raised by