Dow and Deep C, a Vietnamese industrial park developer, plan to install a 1 km road in Haiphong, Vietnam, that will incorporate 4 metric tons of flexible packaging waste. Dow has helped install similar roads in India and Texas. Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, which is working to commercialize spider silk fibers, has joined with the textile firm Polartec to bring spider silk fabrics to the military market. Kraig makes the strong, lightweight fibers by modifying silkworms to express spider silk genes. Nocion Therapeutics has launched with $27 million in series A financing to develop small molecules that inhibit sodium channels in inflamed sensory neurons that cause coughing, itchiness, and pain. The Cambridge, Massachusetts–based start-up plans to first treat chronic cough and then develop painkillers.
April 26, 2019