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Biocrates Raises $6.3M to Commercialize High-Content Products

NEW YORK, June 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Biocrates Life Sciences said today that it has closed a €5 million ($6.3 million) private equity investment with MIG Funds of Germany.


The financing will enable Biocrates to commercialize its high-content metabolite analysis platform, application software, and consumable-based products.


The MIG corporations raise venture capital to invest preferentially into selected businesses in Germany and Austria.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.