Tech Transfer Roundup: Inside The Law That Transformed The Research Landscape
The Bayh-Dole act of 1980 facilitated deal-making between private-sector firms and research institutions, largely seeding the US biotech industry. Plus, an overview of the latest tech transfer deals.
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Finance Watch: Atlas Raises $450m Venture Fund For Biotech Breakthroughs
Both Atlas and Foresite Capital announced new funds focused on start-ups. Also, Flagship launched Vesalius with $75m in initial funding, Innoviva sold $225m in notes, Hookipa priced a $75m follow-on offering and job cuts were revealed by Epizyme, Flexion, Deciphera and Gemini.
New Approvals In Spotlight As China Gears For National Congress
In a sign that attention in China may be shifting back to more routine regulatory work as the local coronavirus outbreak appears to recede, authorities have granted approvals to multiple new drugs for cancer and rare diseases, as the government gears up to hold its delayed annual congress in Beijing.
Finance Watch: Ayala Launches First Biopharma IPO In May
The cancer drug developer raised $55m. Also, Lyra raised $56m in the last of four biopharma IPOs in April, Biogen sold $3bn worth of debt, Oberland raised a $1.05bn fund and Praxis launched with more than $100m.