More News! Morphosys, Galapagos & Novimmune Deals, Plus Interesting Research

Try as we might, we can’t cover all the biotech news out there! Here’s a roundup of news that didn’t make the cut this week. It’s getting quieter as more people head to the beach, but some big partnerships and licensing deals have been signed and some interesting research news has been published. 

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  • Italian company Doulix has launched a new DNA assembly tool to help budding synthetic biologists design new genetic constructs.

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  • Jennewein Biotechnologie, a German company that produces rare functional sugars such as human milk oligosaccharides, has received €15M new financing from the European Investment Bank.
  • Spanish & Portuguese researchers showed exposure to nanoplastics can damage DNA and cell membranes of the most common species of mussels eaten by humans.
  • UK researchers have engineered a strain of rice that can withstand drought like conditions by conserving water.

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