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Bayer’s ambitious campaign to reposition itself as a global leader in two complementary fields – health and nutrition – will face its toughest test in the US, with its highly litigious approach to product liability and a tendency to target pharmaceuticals as the source of the health system’s affordability and access problems.
Bayer’s VC LEAPS program invests in a second new biotech this month through its participation in the series A funding round for new immuno-oncology biotech Pyxis Oncology.
With Bayer’s venture arm providing $215m, Versant Ventures’ Century Therapeutics emerges with $250m and a plan to develop allogeneic stem cell therapies for various cancers, including solid tumors.
Private Company Edition: With academic muscle, Google cash and nanoparticles, and various CRISPR licenses, Verve will develop gene-editing therapies for coronary heart disease prevention. Also, Vividion raises an $82m series B and two Belgian companies bring in $77.8m in VC cash.
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