CITRIS Foundry | As biotech booms, so do bacteria
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As biotech booms, so do bacteria

As biotech booms, so do bacteria

by Saemmool Lee

Applying new tech solutions for stubborn health care challenges is big business. At the CITRIS Foundry, in-house startup accelerator of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, about 40 percent of their current portfolio of companies are either in the health field or life sciences. The startups vary from therapeutics and medical devices to consumer health care, and one cluster is tackling antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, often called “superbugs.”

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