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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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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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By Michelle Kim-Danely

Could Entopsis’ NuTec platform make Google’s Baseline Study even more impactful?

posted on August 5th, 2014

Google’s Baseline Study is leveraging the latest advances in wearable sensors and diagnostic tools in order to collect a wide array of physiological and genetic data points. Their aim? To construct a comprehensive profile of…

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Interview with Michael Mendez, CTO and co-founder of Pareto Biotechnologies

posted on July 31st, 2014

In this week’s San Diego Union-Tribune, Bradley Fikes talks with Michael Mendez about the Pareto Principle, the polyketide pathway, his experience as co-founder of Sapphire Energy, and how Pareto Biotechnologies applies biotech expertise to develop…

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