Hopp not wavering but sinking €80m into CureVac
This article was originally published in Scrip
It's not easy to raise large sums of cash for biotech drug development these days, so having software billionaire Dietmar Hopp on side is an enviable position to be in. And despite the recent blow to his portfolio dealt by the late-stage failure of Agennix's talactoferrin (scripintelligence.com, 7 August 2012), his commitment to biotech is "unwavering", according to one of the key curators of his biotech portfolio, Dr Friedrich von Bohlen. Today's announcement by CureVac would appear to demonstrate this.