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Investors are pouring trillions into the alternative plastics industry - and these companies are racing to deliver

Investors are pouring trillions into the alternative plastics industry - and these companies are racing to deliver

2 days ago   |   Business Insider

There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the oceans, and companies are racing to find solutions. More than $30 trillion in global investments are driving...
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STAT Plus: ‘We have a tragedy of the commons': How a VC thinks his new company can lower drug prices

3 days ago   |   STAT

A venture capitalist made some waves early in the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference when he announced his new company's mission is to make medicines less expensive. After all...
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Biography

7 days ago   |   Harvard

Sachin Silva is a doctoral candidate and fellow at Harvard University. His doctoral work focuses on the issue of undervaluation in vaccine investment decision-making. The work...
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'Hillbilly Elegy' author is launching a $125 million VC fund in America's heartland with backing from Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen

'Hillbilly Elegy' author is launching a $125 million VC fund in America's heartland with backing from Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen

8 days ago   |   Business Insider

JD Vance, the bestselling author of "Hillbilly Elegy," has launched a new venture-capital fund as part of his continued efforts to restore prosperity to America's...
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Biography

9 days ago   |   Harvard

Sachin Silva is a doctoral candidate and fellow at Harvard University. His doctoral work focuses on the issue of undervaluation in vaccine investment decision-making. The work...
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International business drive target for Jame Hutton Limited

10 days ago   |   Press and Journal

International business is being targeted by James Hutton Limited as operating conditions remain testing for the Invergowrie-based firm which translates scientific research into...
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Data tech startup DPL closes £1.3m funding

11 days ago   |   UKTN

DPL, the London-headquartered Data Tech start-up that enables clients to automate the application of Artificial Intelligence and behavioural science insights to improve...
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White hot heat of the technological Cummings?

17 days ago   |   Conservative Home

What Harold Wilson actually said was: “the Britain that is going to be forged in the white heat of this revolution will be no place for restrictive practices or for outdated...
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3 stories to watch in health tech in 2020

27 days ago   |   STAT

Judging by the numbers, digital health companies had another huge year in 2019. Total investment in the sector was expected to reach a record $8.4 billion, as firms raked in...
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STAT Plus: Sarepta sells international rights to Duchenne gene therapy to Roche

28 days ago   |   STAT

Sarepta Therapeutics said Monday that it will receive $1.15 billion in cash and an equity investment from Roche in exchange for international rights to its experimental gene...
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