Tag Archives: Proteins

A-Alpha Bio raises $2.8M for drug discovery

A Seattle startup that took root at the University of Washington has closed a $2.8 million seed round for a drug discovery platform that can sort through millions of protein interactions at once. “We expect that we can go considerably … Continue reading

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Protein designers get a $45 million boost

The era of engineering proteins for medical applications just got a lot closer, thanks to a five-year, $45 million grant from The Audacious Project at TED to the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The institute, headed by … Continue reading

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Scientists design proteins that snap together

Researchers have created molecular building blocks that can weave themselves into long threads of protein. Well, maybe not all that long. Each protein-based building block measures only a nanometer in length, and the self-assembled filaments get about as long as 10,000 nanometers. … Continue reading

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Scientists pull out protein data from single cells

Scientists have developed a technique that can analyze fluid from a single human cell to identify its proteins — which could open the way for tracking the progression of cancer one cell at a time. The method is known as NanoPOTS, … Continue reading

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Protein designers get a boost for flu vaccine project

The University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design has won an $11.3 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to cook up a public health breakthrough: a universal flu vaccine. This marks the San Francisco-based nonprofit group’s first gift to a research effort in … Continue reading

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Scientists build proteins into molecular capsules

University of Washington researchers have taken a page from the viral playbook to create microscopic assemblies for packaging genetic material — with the goal of using the system for targeted drug delivery. The assemblies, known as synthetic nucleocapsids, work like viruses … Continue reading

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Cyrus Biotech raises $8M for protein toolkit

Cyrus Biotechnology is getting an $8 million infusion for its cloud-based protein modeling and design toolkit, thanks to a Series A financing round. The investment round was led by Trinity Ventures, with participation from OrbiMed Advisors, SpringRock Ventures, the W Fund and individual investors, the Seattle-based … Continue reading

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