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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 January and February 2019.
Third-quarter biopharma financing, which totaled $12.5 billion, was dominated by follow-on public offerings, which represented virtually half the value. Acquisition activity was headlined by a major move by Gilead in the CART market. Five alliances were signed worth over $1 billion, led by a partnership between two key players, Merck & Co. and AstraZeneca.
Aduro Biotech discusses what it looks for in an academic collaboration. Plus, Sarepta adds gene therapies to its Duchenne pipeline from Nationwide Children's Hospital and Columbia University out-licenses IP to a pair of biotechs.
J&J’s Robert Urban explains how his organization’s efforts lead to partnerships with academia across a broad range of areas, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer products. Also, transactions occurring between Nov. 21 and Dec. 21, including the expansion and solidification of Editas Medicine’s IP estate in CRISPR technology.
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