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The July edition of UCLA’s TDG Innovation Magazine features articles about three Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty members.               
The magazine is published by the UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) which serves as a campus-wide gateway to innovation, research and entrepreneurship. 
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Professor Richard Kaner

‘s company Nanotech Energy, Inc. started as a UCLA Energy Incubator and is now developing innovative graphene-based products – from conductive inks, conductive adhesives and electromagnetic shielding to safe and high-performance batteries. The company is being recognized for its Energy Graphene Super Battery, which delivers a nonflammable, high-performing battery. The article includes a Q&A with the company’s co-founder and CEO, Dr. Jack Kavanaugh. Read the article here.
Kosuri SmallProfessor Sri Kosuri’s company Octant, which he founded at UCLA, uses a new approach of applying synthetic biology to drug discovery in hope of helping to treat diseases such as obesity, psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular diseases. The startup company is being recognized for having raised $30M in Series A financing with investments from private investors. Read the article here.

CAENewsRelease NewFellows2017WeissSmall 6The magazine features an indepth article about the research of a team led by Professor Paul Weiss and his group. The team has developed a new method to safely, rapidly and economically deliver DNA into stem cells and immune cells, which will help scientists provide new gene therapies to patients with a wide variety of cancers, genetic disorders and blood diseases. Read the article here.

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.