BBSRC Invests $16M in Synthetic Biology Startup Fund | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council said today that it has provided £10 million ($16.1 million) to launch an investment fund that will fund early-stage companies in the UK that are focused on commercializing synthetic biology technologies.

The BBSRC said the private investment company Midven will manage the fund, which will provide investments, strategic support, and help startup companies leverage private capital. Midven's Rainbow Seed Fund specializes in supporting firms that spin out from publicly-funded research programs.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Nature this week: weighting scheme increases GWAS power, and more.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne is to be the next president of Stanford University.

Walgreens has given Theranos 30 days to fix its lab issues, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Journals and research funding agencies pledge to enable the sharing of Zika virus research.