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Two female CRISPR scientists make history, winning Nobel Prize in chemistry for genome-editing discovery

October 7, 2020

Take that, U.S. legal system. In a decision that reflects the views of many (but far from all) experts on genome editing, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry to American biochemist Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max…

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BIO’s Dr. McMurry-Heath Applauds FDA Release of Guidance for Covid-19 Vaccines

October 6, 2020

Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, the president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), today applauded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for publicly releasing new guidance related to the emergency use authorization of future Covid-19 vaccines. The FDA’s action came just days after Dr. McMurry-Heath called on U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to release…

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NIH Awards $18.2 million to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University and Georgia Tech to Continue Verification of COVID-19 diagnostic tests

October 5, 2020

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Institute of Technology have received an additional $18.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their verification of COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The funding is from the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program, an initiative designed to transform innovative technologies…

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Danimer Scientific, a Next Generation Bioplastics Company, to Become a Public Company

October 5, 2020

Danimer Scientific has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Live Oak Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: LOAK) Pioneer in creating fully biodegradable and compostable bioplastics providing a cleaner, healthier, and environmentally responsible alternative to fossil fuel-based plastics High-growth industry leader with blue chip customer contracts demonstrating large-scale demand for PHA-based biodegradable plastics Institutional investors commit to…

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Radyus Research making waves in Atlanta biotech community

October 5, 2020

Author: Anna Akins, tech reporter at S&P GlobalATLANTA, GA An emerging company in the Atlanta scientific community is leading the charge to improve the drug development process to help accelerate biotech companies working to bring life-saving solutions to market. Radyus Research is a collaborative research organization that joined the Atlanta biotech scene in 2019 with…

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Trio wins Nobel Prize in medicine for discovery of hepatitis C virus

October 5, 2020

Two Americans and one British-born scientist now working in Canada have won the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Committee and professor of molecular development biology at the Karolinska Institute, announced the award at a ceremony in Stockholm.…

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