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During Q3, biopharma merger and acquisition value reached $15.4bn and drew in $37.6bn in potential deal value from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $550m, while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players completed M&A activity that totaled $1.9bn.
The major will use the biotech’s brain cell-focused platform technology to discover new targets for Alzheimer’s disease.
Private Company Edition: While the tough state of financing for publicly traded drug developers continues, venture capital firms and private biopharma companies revealed billions of dollars in new VC funds and start-up financings, including $100m-plus mega-rounds for Tessa, Alladapt and ImCheck.
News and views from day two of the BIO annual meeting include reflections on the ups and downs of the financing environment, Cerevance CEO Craig Thomson on the challenges of raising VC funds right now, and Bayer business development exec Marianne de Backer explains that it's not a good strategy to buy things just because they are on sale.