John Elstrott joins Concentric Board of Directors

Elstrott to lend experience as a Tulane University entrepreneurship educator and former Whole Foods Market board chair DENVER, Sept. 25, 2018 — John B. Elstrott, Ph.D., has joined the board of directors of Concentric Ag Corporation, a developer and producer of proprietary biological and essential plant nutrient inputs for specialty and broadacre crops. Elstrott is the founder and emeritus executive director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship Research at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, where he taught courses and researched entrepreneurship, strategic planning, regional economic development, technology commercialization and environmental economics over a 30-y

Precision BioSciences Announces Collaboration to Develop Therapies Against Hepatitis B

FOSTER CITY, Calif. & DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq: GILD) and Precision BioSciences announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop therapies targeting the in vivo elimination of hepatitis B virus (HBV) with Precision’s proprietary genome editing platform, ARCUS. An estimated 257 million people are living with HBV infection around the world. Current HBV treatments suppress HBV viral replication but do not completely clear the virus. The presence of covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) enables HBV replication if treatment is stopped. Preliminary studies at Gilead using ARCUS nucleases to target HBV cccDNA in vitro have dem

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