pharmaceuticals

TruTag Technologies, a company that creates microscopic, edible barcodes to authenticate medications, food, vaping pods and other products, has raised a $7.5 million Series C. The funding, led by Pangaea…

TruTag raises $7.5 million Series C for tiny, edible barcodes that can be placed on pills, food and vaping systems

Ginkgo Bioworks is now worth $4 billion after a $290 million capital infusion that will give the company the cash to dramatically expand its developer shop for genetic programming. The…

Ginkgo Bioworks’ dev shop for genetic programming is now worth $4 billion

Colorcon, a 58-year-old company that develops, supplies and supports specialty products for the pharmaceutical industry — think food colorants, nutritional coatings, the film on time-release medications — is getting into…

Colorcon, which develops colorants, coatings and films for pharmaceutical giants, has a new $50 million fund

Jeff Ubersax knows yeast. The chief executive officer of Demetrix studied yeast genetics and biochemistry in school and was an early employee at Amyris Biotechnologies, a technology company that was…

Cannabis processing startups hope to unlock new chemicals and treatments

IBM announced its latest blockchain initiative today. This one is in partnership with KPMG, Merk and Walmart to build a drug supply chain blockchain pilot. These four companies are coming…

IBM, KPMG, Merck, Walmart team up for drug supply chain blockchain pilot

BenevolentAI is an AI company where AI actually means something. Founded in 2013, it focuses on “accelerating the journey from data to medicines.” To achieve that, it has raised a…

BenevolentAI starts AI collaboration with AstraZeneca to accelerate drug discovery

Biomanufacturing technologies — taking modified versions of existing organisms and bending them to the will of humans — has moved from the world of science fiction to becoming a new…

Two former members of Google’s skunkworks division have launched a biomanufacturing company

The long and litigious saga of Hippo Technologies may finally be over now that the company is finally launching its service to sell discounted prescription drugs to members just three…

Lawsuits no longer lingering, Hippo brings to market its service for buying discount drugs

Scientists interested in cannabis as a subject for pharmaceutical studies may find an unlikely new home for their research into the plant, its byproducts and biochemistry aboard the International Space…

Weed in space is going to be a thing now

The pace at which the scientific breakthroughs working to bend the machinery of life to the whims of manufacturing have transformed into real businesses has intensified competition in the biomanufacturing…

As biological manufacturing moves to the mainstream, Synvitrobio rebrands and raises cash

Developing new medicines can take years of research and cost millions of dollars before they are even ready for clinical trials. Several biotech startups are using machine learning to revolutionize…

Reverie Labs uses new machine learning algorithms to fix drug development bottlenecks

If these black marks on the industry are slowing down 31-year-old Vivek Ramaswamy in any way, you wouldn’t know it. He thinks his company, Roivant, will one day be a…

The billion-dollar pharma startup that Silicon Valley has totally missed

In the year 2000, the music business was still strong. Record companies produced albums and shipped these physical objects to the stores that sold them. The internet was slowly becoming…

A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy

Big companies around the world have made – with varying degrees of success – plays at breaking into the health sector. Google and Apple are prime examples. Today, there are…

The Health Sector Needs Tech Giants