Prellis Biologics Appoints New CEO, Raises $35 Million in Series C Funding to Leverage Human Immune System Biology to De-Risk and Accelerate Therapeutics Drug Discovery and Development

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prellis Biologics, Inc (Prellis Bio), a biotherapeutics company, today appointed Michael Nohaile, PhD as its new CEO and announced it has raised a $35 million Series C funding round, co-led by Celesta Capital and Avidity Partners with participation from Khosla Ventures, SOSV, True Ventures, and Lucas Venture Group. dr. Nohaile joins from Generate … Read more

Vicinitas Therapeutics Launches With $65 Million in Series A Financing to Advance Precision Medicines to Stabilize Key Proteins to Treat Disease

Financing led by a16z and Deerfield Management with participation from Droia Ventures, GV, The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and the Berkeley Catalyst Fund Exclusive license from academic-industry collaboration with UC Berkeley Professor Daniel Nomura for proprietary DUBTAC platform for targeted protein stabilization SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Vicinitas Therapeutics, a biotechnology company advancing a … Read more

Vicinitas Therapeutics Raises $65M in Series A Financing

Vicinitas Therapeuticsa South San Francisco, CA-based biotechnology company advancing a proprietary targeted protein stabilization platform to develop novel therapeutics in cancer and genetic disorders, launched with $65m in Series A financing. The round was co-led by a16z and Deerfield Management, with participation from Droia Ventures, GV, The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and the Berkeley … Read more

Florida Tech Shark Biologist Toby Daly-Engel Featured on National Geographic’s ‘SharkFest’ Series

Toby Daly-Engel Talks Genetics on ‘Shark Attack Files’ Florida Tech shark biologist Toby Daly-Engel is once again gracing our televisions as she appears in National Geographic’s 2022 SharkFest series, “Shark Attack Files.” (Florida Tech image) BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech shark biologist Toby Daly-Engel is once again gracing our televisions as she … Read more

Rowan geology chair co-authors series of articles ahead of asteroid sample’s return to Earth | Rowan Today

The extraterrestrial payload of a NASA spacecraft is still about a year away from Earth but researchers, including Rowan University Geology Chair Dr. Harold Connolly Jr., are already publishing widely about the distant capture of materials from a moving asteroid. In 2020, spacecraft OSIRIS-REx rendezvoused with and performed a touch-and-go retrieval mission just above the … Read more

Spatial Biology Company Navinci (Olink) closes EUR9m Series A

Navinci Diagnostics AB, a Swedish life science company formerly known as Olink developing innovative tools for spatial proteomics research, announces the closing of SEK 90 million financing. The round was led by Segulah Medical Acceleration, a Scandinavia-based life science-focused investment company, together with existing shareholders, including Landegren Gene Technology AB, Nexttobe AB, and Beijer Ventures … Read more

Spotlight Series: National Leadership Council member, Nevin Summers

Society for Science Name: Nevin Summers (STS 1967; ISEF 1965-1967)Job Title: Executive Director of the MIT Synthetic Biology CenterAbout Nevin: Nevin currently serves as Executive Director of the MIT Synthetic Biology Center, where he is responsible for building collaborations between academia and industry, including startups and corporate-sponsored research. He works closely with multi-disciplinary Synthetic Biologists … Read more

High Falls Conservancy’s free geology lecture series begins this Thursday

During the month of July, the High Falls Conservancy is presenting a series of four weekly lectures entitled “High Falls Rocks” on the geological history of the town by noted geoscientist Bill Heins. The first of the series happens on the evening of Thursday, July 7 at the High Falls Firehouse. (Photo by Lauren Thomas) … Read more