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Scientists just made marijuana compounds in a lab for the first time, and it could open the door to new treatments for devastating diseases
A team of UC Berkeley researchers made cannabis compounds THC and CBD in a lab using an approach known as synthetic biology. They've already licensed the technology to a startup called Demetrix.
Weed stocks are going nuts after one of the largest marijuana companies strikes a deal for lab-made THC
The partnership will research ways to make cannabinoids — the active ingredients in marijuana — in a lab instead of from plants.
BI PRIME: In 2018, healthcare startups have raised $15 billion in funding, the most raised in the first half of the year in the last decade. By July, a new crop of unicorns — startups with valuations over $1 billion — were born, while others increased their already billion-dollar valuations.
Boston-based startup Ginkgo Bioworks hopes these bio-engineered fragrances will replace natural or synthetic scents.