Deal Watch: Celgene The Latest To Buy Into Nimbus’ Computational Chemistry Approach
The big biotech takes options on preclinical Tyk2 and STING programs. REGENXBIO drops out of the bidding for Dimension, ceding to Ultragenyx, and Eisai licenses four drugs to Uruguay’s Grupo Biotoscana.
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Deal Watch: Aging-Focused Calico Taps Start-Up Terray For Discovery
Terray/Calico tie-up will focus on small molecule discovery for diseases of aging, including cancer. Lilly, AstraZeneca sign discovery pacts with Nimbus and Illumina, respectively.
Lilly Adds To Diabetes Pipeline With Protomer Buyout
After investing in the California biotech, Lilly buys the company in search of safer insulin products. The pharma sees these candidates as pairing with tirzepatide to improve diabetes therapy overall.
Finance Watch: Venture Capital On Track For Another Record Year
Private Company Edition: With $8.9bn raised in the second quarter, venture capital investment in biopharma companies reached its second highest quarterly total to date – behind only Q1 of this year. Also, Nimbus Therapeutics raised $105m and European drug developers get in on the VC action.