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PanGenetics' NGF Antibody Sale Illustrates Index's Asset-Focused Strategy

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

The $170 million up-front that Abbott Laboratories ponied up for PanGenetics BV's Phase I PG110 anti-nerve growth factor antibody would rank as the largest down-payment ever for a Phase I project. But even though at first glance the mid-November deal resembles an alliance, it is in fact the acquisition of part of PanGenetics itself, and reveals founding investor Index Ventures' intriguing asset-focused strategy.

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