Four firms get Breakout Labs support | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 41 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 17, 2016

Four firms get Breakout Labs support

Department: Business
Keywords: start-ups, microbiome

Breakout Labs, an early-stage science investment fund created by billionaire Peter Thiel, is investing in four new companies. Azitra is tapping the skin microbiome to develop treatments for skin disorders; Opus 12, founded by three Stanford University students, has developed a reactor to transform carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuel; Seatrec is trying to eliminate our dependence on lithium batteries with its thermal recharging technology; and ZymoChem is engineering microbes to produce chemicals. Each company . . .

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