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Monday, November 30, 2020
This Startup’s Building A Factory To Sustainably Turn Natural Gas Into Fertilizer

This Startup’s Building A Factory To Sustainably Turn Natural Gas Into...

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(L to R) Rob Hanson, CEO and cofounder, Bill Brady, director, and Pete Johnson, cofounder at Monolith's first production plant. Monolith Materials Across the world, farming is dependent on the production of ammonia in order to create fertilizers. Those fertilizers enable billions of people to be fed, but they come at a substantial cost for…
Lilly’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shortens Covid-19 Hospitalization When Combined With Antiviral Med

Lilly’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shortens Covid-19 Hospitalization When Combined With Antiviral...

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Worker checks on the progress of baricitinib manufacturing process. Lilly Eli Lilly and Company announced Monday morning that a study conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of hospitalized Covid-19 patients found that its rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib, in combination with Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir, reduces the median hospital stay of…
2021 Breakthrough Prize Winners Announced: Researcher Who Developed Protein Design Technology Awarded $3 Million

2021 Breakthrough Prize Winners Announced: Researcher Who Developed Protein Design Technology...

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Dr. David Baker is won of the winners of a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Ian Haydon D r. David Baker, director of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington, received one of the 2021 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences on Thursday. The award is $3 million dollars, which Baker says he…
Space Startup Rocket Lab Enters New Business Frontier With Deployment Of Its First Satellite

Space Startup Rocket Lab Enters New Business Frontier With Deployment Of...

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A Rocket Lab Electron rocket delivered a satellite for Capella Space as well as the company's own First Light satellite on August 31. Rocket Lab Rocket Lab has successfully deployed its first Photon satellite, a spacecraft designed and built in-house, the company announced Thursday. The unannounced deployment which took place on August 31,demonstrates the space…
Mammoth Biosciences Signs Exclusive Deal For Recently-Discovered Crispr Protein

Mammoth Biosciences Signs Exclusive Deal For Recently-Discovered Crispr Protein

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Mammoth Biosciences CEO Trevor Martin says the new class of protein has potentially interesting in ... [+] vivo applicaitons. Jamel Toppin for Forbes Biotech company Mammoth Biosciences, which uses gene-editing Crispr technology for diagnostic and discovery applications, announced Wednesday that it has signed an exclusive deal with University of California Berkeley to license a new…
This Startup Aims To Bring Hospital-Grade Disinfection To Hotels, Restaurants And Schools

This Startup Aims To Bring Hospital-Grade Disinfection To Hotels, Restaurants And...

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R-Zero claims its UV-C units can disinfect a room in minutes. R-Zero Systems In a post-pandemic future, after cleaning a hotel room, a member of the housekeeping staff moves his cart to the next room. Then he pushes a button on the tall, sleek device behind him, which then goes into action, disinfecting surfaces with…
Lilly Has Begun Phase 3 Clinical Trials To See If Its Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Treats Covid-19

Lilly Has Begun Phase 3 Clinical Trials To See If Its...

The Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant hopes to enroll up to 400 people in a study to see if its drug baricitinib can treat patients with severe cases of Covid-19. Electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2 particles (purple) in a patient's cell. NIH On Monday morning, pharmaceutical company Lilly announced that it has enrolled its first patient in…
‘Elon Musk Is Not A Lunatic’: Revisiting The Dawn Of SpaceX

‘Elon Musk Is Not A Lunatic’: Revisiting The Dawn Of SpaceX

This article was previously published in the May 12, 2003 issue of Forbes. With SpaceX’s historic private launch of astronauts into orbit, here is the first Forbes profile of Elon Musk from 2003, shortly after the company was founded—and five years before the first Tesla rolled off the line. Elon Musk made a fortune from the…
Novavax Is Beginning Clinical Trials Of Its Coronavirus Vaccine

Novavax Is Beginning Clinical Trials Of Its Coronavirus Vaccine

Novavax scientists at work in one of its Maryland labs. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images Novavax, a biotech company focused on developing vaccines against infectious diseases, announced Monday that it is beginning a phase 1 clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate in Australia. Results of the trial are expected in July 2020. “Administering our…
Elon Musk’s First Astronaut Launch Is One Giant Leap For Space Capitalism

Elon Musk’s First Astronaut Launch Is One Giant Leap For Space...

SpaceX will send a NASA crew into orbit this week, marking a major milestone in the mission of entrepreneurs to reclaim the galaxy from big government. If all goes according to plan, veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday morning. Less than…

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