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Partnership Fund Investment Lodo Therapeutics Named in Top 10 Startups to Watch

Chemical and Engineering News has named Fund investment, Lodo Therapeutics, one of its top 10 startups to watch.

Lodo Therapeutics takes an innovative approach to natural products drug discovery, using bacteria found in soil to uncover gene sequences that hold promising molecules to combat disease and infection. The Wall Street Journal recently wrote on the company’s use of New York City soil as a source of bacteria for their research, finding it to be as rich in microbes as soil found in the Amazon rain forest.

The Fund first invested in Lodo Therapeutics in 2015 as part of its life sciences portfolio, the company has also received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.