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Fortune Magazine talks with Breakout Labs founder Peter Thiel about advancing radical science in an age of “tech stagnation”

posted on September 10th, 2014

Breakout Labs founder Peter Thiel recently spoke with Fortune Magazine‘s Roger Parloff about the “19 futuristic startups” that have received funding from our program thus far, and what’s inspiring him to focus on breakthroughs in biotech. (BOL…

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Entopsis NuTec

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Entopsis launches Kickstarter campaign for NuTec, a molecular profiler for smartphones

posted on September 10th, 2014

Imagine being able to diagnose diseases with a sophisticated molecular profiler that fits in the palm of your hand. Breakout Labs portfolio company Entopsis has developed a platform known as NuTec (Nanoscale Unbiased TExtured Capture) that…

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Immusoft raises $2.3M from Peter Thiel’s FF Science and Tim Draper

posted on August 25th, 2014

Congratulations to Immusoft on becoming the first Breakout Labs portfolio company to receive funding from Founder Fund’s new initiative, FF Science. As reported in Geekwire, Immusoft’s first funding from institutional investors also included investment from venture capitalist…

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Siva Therapeutics

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Journal of Nanomaterials to publish Siva Therapeutics paper on photothermal cancer therapy 

posted on August 12th, 2014

Breakout Labs company Siva Therapeutics will have its first peer-reviewed publication in the open-access Journal of Nanomaterials. The paper describes Siva’s approach to photothermal monotherapy for melanoma.  The study, “Photothermal therapy using gold nanorods and near-infrared light in a…

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What do hard science startups have in common? The need for community.

posted on August 7th, 2014

A few weeks ago, we brought our 19 portfolio companies together for a workshop at The Box SF.   Early on, given the diversity of disciplines and business models (antimatter space propulsion to man-made meat), we were a…

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