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Top Financing Of 2016: Cast Your Vote!

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It's time once again for In Vivo's Deal of the Year contest. We've selected 15 nominees in three categories – Top Alliance, Top Financing and Top M&A – and you get to pick the winners. (It's free.)

In Vivo's Top Financing Of 2016 –The Nominees Are:

Another Big Round For Moderna: The $474m equity financing that mRNA drug developer Moderna Therapeutics LLC raised in September will cover R&D, manufacturing and pipeline-expansion costs until it has proof-of-concept data in hand and can go public. [See Deal]

Grail Spins Out Of Illumina: In January, liquid biopsy play Grail Bio raised a $100m-plus Series A round from top-flight investors, including majority owner Illumina Inc. In December, Grail announced it's on the hunt for another $1.7bn to fund a clinical trial in half a million people. [See Deal]

Corporate Venture Bolsters Akili: Merck Ventures and Amgen Ventures participated in Akili Interactive Labs Inc.'s $42m multi-tranche Series B round in 2016. The proceeds will fuel development of Akili's clinically-validated video game for assessing and treating cognitive disorders. [See Deal]

Samsung BioLogics' $2bn IPO: The November initial public offering, the third largest in South Korea's history, is a big validation for biologics development in that country and also shows the importance of diversification for parent Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.[See Deal]

DalCor Pharma Gets $100 Million For CETP Inhibitor: Hoping for better luck than its big pharma counterparts have had with CETP inhibitors, DalCor Pharmaceuticals closed a $100m Series B round to fund Phase III trials of dalcetrapib (licensed from Roche, which terminated it for lack of efficacy) in a genetically distinct group of patients with acute coronary syndrome. [See Deal]

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