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UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. Completes $55 Million Series C Financing

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. ("UNITY"), a privately held biotechnology company developing therapeutics to slow, halt or reverse diseases of aging, today announced the closing of a $55 million Series C financing. New Series C investors include EcoR1 Capital Fund, 6 Dimensions Capital and Altitude Life Science Ventures. Also participating are existing investors Fidelity Management & Research Company, Baillie Gifford, Partner Fund Management, Pivotal Alpha Limited, Invus Opportunities, ARCH Venture Partners, Venrock, Founders Fund and the Longevity Fund. Proceeds from this financing will be used to advance the company's lead senolytic drug candidates i

Indigo Cotton™ Demonstrates Continuous Improvement with Significant Yield Gains in Second Commercial

Indigo Cotton demonstrates a 14% average yield increase on commercial fields in water-stressed Texas Yield gains reflect year-over-year improvement, validating research and development approach Boston, Massachusetts, March 13, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has released preliminary data from its second commercial season in cotton. Indigo Cotton™ demonstrated an average yield gain of 14% in commercial fields of West Texas. This is an improvement upon the 2016 season, Indigo Cotton’s first commercial launch, in which the average yield gain was 11% in a similar environment. “These results affirm that Indigo’s proprie

EBR Systems, Inc. Initiates Global Trial of World’s Only Wireless CRT Pacing Technology

Tiny Wireless Electrode Potentially Expands Heart Failure Therapy SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EBR Systems, Inc., developer of the world’s only wireless cardiac pacing system for heart failure, today announced enrollment of the first patients in the global SOLVE-CRT (Stimulation of the Left Ventricular Endocardium for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy) clinical trial. The first patients were enrolled by Prof. Dr. Christian Butter at Immanuel Klinikum Herzzentrum Brandenburg in Bernau, Germany; Dr. Jeffrey Alison at Monash Heart in Clayton, VIC, Australia; Dr. John Ip at Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.; and by Dr. Tim Betts at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundati

Indigo Launches On-Farm Storage to Facilitate a Direct Farmer-to-Buyer Grain Marketplace

On-farm storage program enables identity preservation of grain and improves farm margins This U.S. program is a key step in building a marketplace where farmers are directly connected to buyers seeking high quality, identity preserved grain Boston, Massachusetts, March 1, 2018 – Indigo Ag, Inc., a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, has launched an on-farm storage program for U.S. farmers. This program facilitates the identity preservation of grain, which underpins the marketplace that Indigo is building to connect farmers directly with buyers of high quality, identity preserved crops. Through its on-farm storage program, Indigo works with farm