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The Bayh-Dole act of 1980 facilitated deal-making between private-sector firms and research institutions, largely seeding the US biotech industry. Plus, an overview of the latest tech transfer deals.
Building on research by Dana-Farber professor Wayne Marasco, the partners are backing a bispecific approach to CAR-Ts in solid tumors. Seelos licenses a Parkinson’s gene therapy candidate from Duke.
Start-ups raised $893.9 million in Q2 2014, a 25% drop from last quarter’s record-setting $1.18 billion. Metabolic disease was the most prevalent therapeutic category involved in alliances; seven acquisitions were signed, five in the biopharma sector.
Derived from Strategic Transactions, a fully searchable premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Venture Funding column provides a comprehensive monthly review of emerging life science companies that have received venture funding, including companies within the In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals sectors. This month’s column covers deals announced May through June 2014.