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Encoded Therapeutics, Inc. Announces $104 Million Series C Financing to Advance Lead Gene Therapy Pr

Lead gene therapy candidate significantly reduced seizures and reversed early mortality in preclinical model of Dravet Syndrome Company aims to maximize the potential of genomics-driven precision medicine by overcoming key limitations of viral gene therapy Financing syndicate comprised of premier life science investors, including Venrock, ARCH Venture Partners and Matrix Capital Management SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 26, 2019 – Encoded Therapeutics, Inc. (Encoded), a precision gene therapy company, today announced a $104 million Series C financing which will be used to develop and commercialize innovative therapeutics with the potential to transform the treatment paradigm for severe g

BlackThorn Therapeutics Closes $76 Million Series B to Advance Targeted Therapeutics for Mental Heal

Company Also Expands Board of Directors and Executive Management Team with Key Appointments San Francisco – June 13, 2019 – BlackThorn Therapeutics, a clinical-stage, neurobehavioral health company pioneering next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to advance targeted therapeutics, today announced the close of its $76 million Series B financing. New investors, including Polaris Partners, Premier Partners, Scripps Research, and Vertex Ventures HC joined the round, along with existing investors Alexandria Venture Investments, Altitude Life Science Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Biomatics Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. (JJDC

Indigo launches The Terraton Initiative™ to remove one trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmo

At record levels of 415 parts per million (ppm), the Earth’s atmosphere contains one trillion tons (one teraton) more carbon dioxide today than it did prior to the Industrial Revolution. Increasing the carbon levels in agricultural soils from today’s levels of approximately 1% back to native levels of nearly 3% would sequester the same one trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. There are proven methods, known as regenerative practices, for increasing soil carbon concentration, which are employed by many farmers today. Storing atmospheric carbon dioxide in agricultural soils represents the most scalable, immediate, and affordable action that we can take to address climate change