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'Moderna Of China' Gets $700m Injection As Investors Bet Big On Domestic mRNA Vaccines

Despite a pending domestic approval for BioNTech/Fosun's COVID-19 vaccine, China’s apparent belief in another, domestically developed, mRNA vaccine sees a large group of investors pour hundreds of millions into a little-known private bioventure founded by an ex-Moderna scientist and poised to take on the US biotech.

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China’s First CAR-T Is From Fosun Kite; Overseas Data Played Key Role

Confounding earlier speculation, the Fosun-Kite joint venture rather than Juno-WuXi AppTec, gains the first CAR-T cell therapy approval in China. The clearance is expected to be followed by several others in the highly active area.

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Finance Watch: Insilico Raises $255m To Take AI-Discovered Drugs Into The Clinic

Private Company Edition: Nine new venture capital mega-rounds include Insilico’s series C, $250m from Blackstone for a CAR-T therapy spinout from Intellia and a $210m series B round for Umoja.

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Fosun Kite Bags First China CAR-T Green Light

Confounding earlier speculation, the first CAR-T cell therapy to gain approval in China is from the Fosun-Kite joint venture rather than Juno-WuXi AppTec. But pricing and market competition challenges are just beginning.

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