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Tech Transfer Roundup: Arrakis Gets Penn IP Toward Small Molecule RNA Therapies

Canaan Partners-backed biotech will investigate the therapeutic potential of three-way junctions in folded RNA. UC Berkeley and Duke sign separate license agreements related to CRISPR gene-editing technology.

Deals Platform Technologies

Lyme Disease: Has Big Pharma Stopped The Clock On A Cure?

Though vastly underreported, new cases of Lyme in the US total more than 300,000 a year; its incidence now exceeds infections for far more visible conditions like HIV. A higher profile for Lyme is hobbled by a slow and distorted institutional response, especially among clinicians who disagree on whether Lyme is one disease or a complex constellation of many – much like cancer, but without the commitment.

BioPharmaceutical Infectious Diseases

Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Deal-Making Statistics, Q2 2017

Device and diagnostics fundraising slumped in Q2, but there was a substantial uptick in M&A activity. Device financings totaled just slightly over half of the previous quarter, while acquisitions grew almost six-fold, thanks primarily to Becton Dickinson's $23.5 billion play for CR Bard. Financing in diagnostics slid to $1.03 billion, less than half of Q1, whereas the $1.7 billion in M&As (most of that from PerkinElmer's $1.3 billion buy of EuroImmun) was more than double Q1's aggregate.

Medical Device In Vitro Diagnostics

Venture Funding Deals: Complexa Raises $62m; Evelo, Kezar Bring In $50m Each

Complexa topped the list of recent venture capital financings with a $62m Series C round, followed by Evelo and Kezar with $50m Series B rounds and LogicBio with a $45m Series B.

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