Tech Transfer Roundup: Neon Licenses NKI IP To Advance Cell Therapy Into Clinic
Continuing a partnership between Neon co-founder and two Netherlands Cancer Institute researchers, agreement will help autologous T-cell candidate move into Phase I. Plus Scrip's monthly roundup of tech transfer deals.
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A review of biopharma start-up deal-making and financing activity from July through September 2017, based on data from Strategic Transactions, showed that fundraising declined 18% from the previous quarter, however the number of acquisitions doubled to eight.