Tuesday, October 20, 2020

How ‘Cool’ Science Translates Into Successful Companies – A Chat with UNITY Biotechnology CEO Nathaniel David

By Hui Cai, VP of Corporate Alliances at WuXi AppTec (@HuiCai2) “Basically everything I work on has to be cool. That’s the common thread. People look at that and say, ‘Dude, that’s cool.’ That’s the honest to goodness truth.  I will continue to work on...

A Conversation with Richard Lerner: DELopen Promotes Worldwide Academic Research Using DNA-Encoded Libraries, Far More Than Just a Numbers Game

By Rich Soll (Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives, WuXi AppTec (@richsollwx). Richard Lerner is a visionary.  He and Sydney Brenner, both of the Scripps Research Institute (Scripps) first published on DNA-encoded libraries (DELs) in 1992 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Yet it...

New RNA Technology Boosting Gritstone’s Immuno-therapeutics Program in Fight Against Cancer

While some life science companies are researching the new and exciting field of RNA technologies, which offer incredible advantages in drug discovery, one company, Gritstone Oncology is already applying it to its ground-breaking immunotherapy platform to fight cancer. Based in Emeryville, California, Gritstone’s goal is...

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