University of Maryland Associate Professor receives new funding to expand CRISPR-Cas12a genome editing technologies and continue the search for novel variants - Research aims to develop a genome editing pipeline in carrots and screen for new CRISPR system

With two new funding sources, Yiping Qi, associate professor in the Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture (PSLA) at the University of Maryland (UMD), continues his work to expand the reach and utility of CRISPR gene editing technologies. Funded by the United States Department of
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Pacific Biosciences Acquires Circulomics – A Leading High Molecular Weight DNA Extraction Company

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (Nasdaq: PACB) (“Pacific Biosciences” or “PacBio”), a leading provider of high-quality, long-read sequencing platforms, announced today that it acquired Circulomics Inc. (“Circulomics”), a Maryland-based
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Multiple D.C.-area companies closed $100M rounds in July. Here are more local ventures that secured investments.

The third quarter continues the trend after two record-setting quarters for venture capital in Greater Washington, with steady money movement throughout the ecosystem, including $25 million to Bethesda software startup Mytonomy Inc. And more local VC firms are also raising funds, most recently with
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Deal roundup: Medical device firm readies for European sales, local events firm acquires another

TEDCO Portfolio Companies Spotlighted on Baltimore Business Journal
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University Of Maryland Professor Gets New Funds To Continue Research To Enhance Crop Production

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — A professor at the University of Maryland in College Park has received new funding from two sources to continue research into CRISPR genome editing technologies, with the goal of enhancing crop production and feeding a growing global population, according to a university
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UMD Research Aims To Develop A Genome Editing Pipeline In Carrots, Optimize Crop Production

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- With two new funding sources, Yiping Qi, associate professor in the Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture (PSLA) at the University of Maryland (UMD), continues his work to expand the reach and utility of CRISPR gene editing technologies. Funded by the United
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Money Moves: Arlington-based Interos is now a unicorn Plus, TEDCO announced grants for 45 Maryland businesses, and a SPAC from Revolution's Steve Case completed its first merger.

TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, awarded 45 grants to early-stage technology companies in the state that were hardest hit by the pandemic.
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TEDCO Awards 45 Grants to Maryland Businesses Hit Hardest by the Pandemic

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today its Rural and Underserved Business Recovery from Impact of COVID-19 (RUBRIC) program has awarded grants to 45 Maryland companies.
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TEDCO Awards 45 Grants to Maryland Businesses Hit Hardest by the Pandemic

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today its Rural and Underserved Business Recovery from Impact of COVID-19 (RUBRIC) program has awarded grants to 45 Maryland companies.
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TEDCO Makes Rural Business Pre-Seed Investment

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today that its Rural Business Innovation Initiative (RBII) made a $25,000 investment in Cide Kic, Inc., a Sparks, Md.-based, technology company.
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Astek Diagnostics Accepted into the Y Combinator

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today that Astek Diagnostics Inc. (Astek), a Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) portfolio company was accepted into the Y Combinator (YC).
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This UMBC-born medical device startup got accepted into Y Combinator

Astek Diagnostics is developing a platform to help doctors treating sepsis. Before getting the attention of the well-known SF accelerator, it previously received funding through TEDCO's Maryland Innovation Initaitive, and won national competitions.
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UMBC spinoff Astek Diagnostics accepted into Y Combinator

TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, announced that Baltimore-based Astek Diagnostics Inc. was accepted into the Y Combinator.
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7 Grants Funded Through TEDCO’s Agriculture and Rural Rebuild Challenge

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today it has awarded 7 projects to receive grants through its Agriculture and Rural Rebuild (ARR) Challenge. This challenge was created for applicants across the state to collaborate with either a research institution, industry
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TBED response to the pandemic helped pave way to recovery, save businesses

When the full impact of the COVID-19 virus was just beginning to be realized in spring of 2020, small businesses across the country were faced with nearly insurmountable challenges and emergency orders, shutting down operations in many instances and choking off funding sources. Many in the
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