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Japan bioventure BioComo was set up around 10 years ago and has since been honing its technology platform. It is now preparing to move into the clinic with a novel vector for immuno-oncology and to raise new funds to support pipeline development.
$1.4 billion in Q3 device financing was slightly lower than Q2's $1.8 billion with just one IPO versus Q2's seven. Acquisitions reached a high of $23 billion and diagnostics financing increased 30% over Q2 to $1 billion, while M&A activity at $1.2 billion showed a sharp decline from the previous quarter's $15.6 billion.
Start-ups raised $2.57 billion in Q3. Biopharma companies penned 23 alliances; 11 acquisitions were signed, none in the diagnostics industry.
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Tech Transfer Deals column provides a monthly review of licensing agreements between companies and universities or other research institutions in the In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Device, and Pharmaceutical sectors. This month’s column covers deals announced July through August 2015.