The government-owned RVC Seed Fund and KSI Ventures, its corporate partner, have set up a microfund called “the Life Sciences Seed Fund,” announced the website of RVC, Russia’s national fund of funds for innovation that owns the RVC Seed Fund as its investment arm to back start-ups.
SIRION Biotech, a leading viral vector platform company known for creating high quality viral vector solutions for industry and academic partners, today announced its commitment to open a new office in the vicinity of Boston. The announcement was made during the 2015 BIO International Convention taking place this week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. jumped after U.S. regulators approved a newer, thinner version of the company’s artificial heart valve. The stock rose 2.9 percent to $141.96 at 3:43 p.m. in New York. The shares had risen 8.3 percent this year through Tuesday.
SunEdison Inc., the best-performing U.S. solar company, is acquiring a 60 percent stake in 48.5 megawatts of clean-energy capacity in South Africa from BioTherm Energy Pty Ltd.
Do you like spiders? Do you like the idea of wearing spider webs? Well, you’ll soon be able to wear clothing made from the same material as spider webs if a new startup called Bolt Threads gets its way.
As talks aimed at slowing global warming drag on, researchers are pushing new ideas that some are calling last-ditch attempts to avert the worst effects of climate change. Some proposals are uncontroversial, such as using charcoal to lock carbon dioxide into soil or scattering carbon-absorbing gemstones. Richard Branson, the billionaire chairman of Virgin Group Ltd., has offered a $25 million prize for the best solution in the field known as geoengineering.