News & Press
Learnings from the COVID-19 Response and What’s Ahead
July 14, 2020
With nearly three million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., and more than ten million worldwide, the global pandemic has slowed but not stalled. As the healthcare community prepares for the long fight, LRC is releasing insights based on what we’ve learned from the outbreak so far and how the world can prepare for what’s next. “We’re learning something new every day as it relates to COVID-19, but we’re also seeing what works and what's lacking when it comes to managing..." Read more.
The DNA of a Science Startup: Betting on the Right Horse
July 14, 2020
In our introductory blog post written by CEO Shailesh Date, we share strategies for science-based startups and investors to navigate COVID-19. "The COVID-19 infectious disease, caused by the SARS-Cov2 virus, represents an unprecedented threat to our economy and way of life. Never before has the modern world quite literally stopped in its tracks to avert a global..." Read more.
Biotech Innovator Dr. Zack Abbott added to LRC Board
May 20, 2020
Dr. Zack Abbott, co-Founder and CEO of ZBiotics, today joins the LRC Board of Directors. Dr. Abbott brings over 15 years’ experience in biotech and genetic engineering to the table and is the inventor of ZBiotics’s proprietary technology, which focuses on genetically engineering probiotic bacteria to perform specific beneficial functions inside the body. “Zack brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in biotechnology and with him on our team, LRC is ... ." Read more.
Sample.Exchange sample sharing platform in development
Apr 15, 2020
We are announcing the development of Sample.Exchange, a web-based platform that will allow researchers world-wide to share biological samples for a wide variety of projects, including samples related to the current COVID-19 outbreak. Currently in the prototype stage, Sample.Exchange aggregates specimen information and associated metadata into one secure and private network so individuals, institutions and companies can search and share a wide variety of samples. Read more.
LRC appoints two new members to the Board
Apr 15, 2020
LRC is adding two industry veterans to its board - Don Oppenheim, former Executive Director for several large law firms and previous partner in the national boutique consulting firm Altman Weil; and Neil Cohen, leader of Corporate Growth for Dynamis, Inc., a firm that supports DHS, DoD and partner institutions, and offers a suite of digital tools for preparedness and resilience in a number of situations, including emergency responses and recovery. Read more.
LRC Wins DARPA Grant Award
Apr 14, 2020
We are excited to announce that LRC has won DARPA’s prestigious US-wide grant competition. The grant funds emerging technologies through their polyplexus program. This award will provide our team with crucial seed-funding to support our study of the development of complexity in biological systems and to enable our work to develop a computational model of these systems. Read more.
The LRC would like to wish our staff, clients and supporters the best during these trying times. Stay safe and healthy, maintain distances socially, and more importantly, take this time to connect with friends and family. We will get through this together. Kudos to the LRC staff for doing their best to keep up both their spirits and adjusting to remote work. Much appreciated!
NASA JPL Grant Award
Jan 30, 2020
LRC Fellow Matt Koehler wins an Innovative Spontaneous Concept Proposal grant award at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for work on heat-tolerant bacterial spores. Way to go Matt, congrats!
Jan 15, 2020
The LRC wishes a happy new year to all! As always, things are the LRC are moving at a 100 miles/hr: we submitted a few grant proposals before the year ended, and are preparing to submit some more. We have new board members (press release coming) and we are preparing our roadmap for 2020 and the future!
Oct 15, 2019
LRC Team invited to the second round of DARPA competition for complexity projects (proposed using DARPA's Polyplexus platform)! Fingers crossed!
Oct 01, 2019
LRC is expanding its team. Welcome, Khai and Davi! Khai will drive our projects in chemistry and computational biology, and Davi comes on as our first International Fellow!