Asia Deal Watch: Heartseed Licenses Lead Cell Therapy Candidate To Novo Nordisk
Novo gets worldwide development and commercial rights except for Heartseed’s home market in Japan. LianBio unveils licensing partnerships with Lyra, Landos and Nanobiotix.
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After listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange in late 2019, China’s Tot Biopharm has delivered its first antibody drug approval, with its Pusintin (bevacizumab) biosimilar to Avastin.
Private Company Edition: The industry raised $28bn in venture capital through the third quarter, breaking the record $27.4bn raised last year. Also, big pharmas backed a start-up lab in Israel, plus mega-rounds for CinCor Pharma ($143m) and Rectify Pharmaceuticals ($100m), while Cerecin raises $40m.