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Private Company Edition: Venture capital invested in pharma and biotech in 2020 totaled $19.5m through Q3, just $400m below the full-year record total of $19.9bn in 2018. Also, Canaan and Catalio reveal new VC funds, while Talaris’s $115m series B leads recent financings.
Cancer deals involve City of Hope/Chimeric, CARISMA/NYU, Sorrento/Mayo Clinic, Rain/Drexel, Diaprost/Memorial Sloan Kettering, Alkido/University of Kentucky. Plus, research collaborations in brief.
Company’s technology harnesses E3 ligases to either degrade dysregulated proteins or inhibit a specific ligase to increase substrate protein levels for therapeutic benefit.
Century Therapeutics brings in $250m for its cell therapy programs in a series A round, while immunotherapy specialist BioNTech sets a record for series B, raising $350m. Another five firms brought in rounds of $100m or greater...
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