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Industrial Biotech’s Billion Dollar Quarter: ventures raise $1.1B in Q1 from seed to commercial-scale

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Agrisoma raises $15.M in Series B: grower-ready and ready for growth

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Biotechnology: disrupting the Global Asset Classes of National Security

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The EU’s Sweet 16: 16 of the most fascinating projects under development and in...

Europe is often thought of as a dead-end for biofuels, owing to a thorny debate over fuel mandates, and agricultural protection. But it's a...

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