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Executives share their expectations and hopes around the multi-faceted topic of patient access to medicines. From health inequities to value assessment and reimbursement trends, expectations for change abound.
With backing from Bayer and others, the US-based venture will develop iPSC therapies for cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases; other notable new financings involve Cerevance, Goldfinch Bio, NeuroPharma and Tenaya. Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Venture Funding Deals column provides a comprehensive monthly review of emerging biopharmaceutical companies that have received venture funding. This month’s column covers deals announced November through December 2016.
The UK Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’s latest spin-out has received start-up funding to exploit more than six years of gut bacterial genome sequencing in order to develop novel bacteria-based therapies for a range of diseases.
Start-Up surveyed investments into, and exits by, private infectious disease-focused companies from 2013 through the first quarter of 2016, using data from Informa’s Pharma Intelligence's Strategic Transactions and Medtrack databases. Our review reveals an increasing amount of money going into these firms, especially those developing novel antibiotics against drug-resistant bacteria or with novel anti-infective drug development platforms.
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