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CRISPR-Modified Skin Grafts to Treat Addiction? ‘The Opportunities Are Endless,’ Says CEO

AddGraft Therapeutics has developed a novel platform that aims to effectively treat substance use disorders with genetically engineered skin grafts – a first-of-its-kind treatment with myriad applications. Developed by University…
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Small Business Spotlight: ReformedSchool’s Handmade Wearable Art Has Something to Say

Peter Gaona didn’t have much money growing up, but he did have a nose for style. So he learned to distress and take apart his clothes, fashioning new items out…
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AbbVie and UChicago Extend Collaboration to Support Preclinical Oncology Research

The University of Chicago and AbbVie have announced an extended collaboration agreement through 2025 to support preclinical oncology research. To date, the collaboration has led to novel insights related to…
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Small Business Spotlight: Hemp Heals Body Shop Preaches Plants Over Pills

Tiffany Joi raised some eyebrows when she debuted her line of CBD-infused lotions and oils at the Hyde Park Farmers Market in 2019. “You should have seen the looks,” said…
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Will the “Golden Age” of Tech Investment Last? Three Venture Capitalists Dive In During a Conversation Moderated by the Polsky Center’s Steve Kaplan

By all measures, 2021 has been a banner year for tech investment and returns. And money increasingly is flowing into markets like Chicago, thanks in part to a remote…
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Built at UChicago, Explorer Surgical Joins Global Healthcare Exchange Portfolio to Accelerate Core Mission

Founded in 2015 by Booth School of Business alum, Jennifer Fried, MBA ’15, and former University of Chicago faculty member Dr. Alex Langerman, Explorer Surgical today announced that it has…
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Duality Quantum Accelerator Announces First Corporate Supporters

Duality, the nation’s first accelerator focused exclusively on supporting quantum science and technology companies, has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is among its first corporate supporters, along with Caruso…
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Collaboratorium Helps Kick off the Academic Year with a Collision of Entrepreneurial Brain Power

For entrepreneurial students at Chicago Booth, one of the seminal events to kick off the academic year is the Polsky Center’s Collaboratorium, where scientific minds collide with business brains in…
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Looking to Advance New Drugs to the Clinic, UChicago Spinout Pyxis Files for $100M IPO

The University of Chicago spinout Pyxis Oncology has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) after earlier this year signing a worldwide licensing agreement with Pfizer and raising $152 million…

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