The Xycrobe team, Kristen Kuakini, from left, Mun Su Rhee, Thomas M. Hitchcock, Jeong Ho Kim, Blake Burchak and intern Lanchi Tran, are harnessing ‘good’ bacteria for use in skin treatments.

The Xycrobe team, Kristen Kuakini, from left, Mun Su Rhee, Thomas M. Hitchcock, Jeong Ho Kim, Blake Burchak and intern Lanchi Tran, are harnessing ‘good’ bacteria for use in skin treatments. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

— San Diego’s Xycrobe Therapeutics has landed a sought-after partnership with Johnson & Johnson to research how “good bacteria” can be harnessed for skin care products...

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