News & Press
October 21, 2020: Our fearless leader Shailesh Date was honored to be a featured guest on PSQH's latest podcast, Episode 14 - Infection Prevention During a Pandemic. Listen as Shailesh and host Jay Kumar discuss how U.S. hospitals have responded to COVID-19, what to expect as we enter flu season, thoughts about a potential vaccine, and the threat of co-infections. Special thanks to Jay Kumar for an engaging discussion on infection prevention, patient safety & quality healthcare amidst the pandemic.
September, 2020: Our winning proposal, "Modeling the Intersection of Evolution and Physical Processes to Explain the Origin of Biological Complexity" is now live to view on Polyplexus.com. Have a look and while there check out the other exciting proposals featured among DARPA Polyplexus Winner's Circle. Congrats to fellow winners!
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 some-..." more >
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 ... more >
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 ... more >
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 more >
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... more >
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 ... more >
March, 2020: 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!
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!