—Boragen launches for boron-based fungicides “First start-up from Research Triangle Park-based AgTech Accelerator raises $10 million from venture backers” Boragen, the first start-up to launch from a new business accelerator focused on agriculture technology, has raised $10 million in its first round of venture funding. The firm will use the money to develop synthetic fungicides based on a group of boron-containing compounds. Cofounder and chief science officer Tony Liu, a synthetic chemist, first zeroed in on a group of compounds called benzoxaboroles while screening for pharmaceutical leads. Benzoxaboroles have been used in topical antibiotics and antifungals.
by Melody M. Bomgardner |
March 02, 2017