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Tech Transfer Roundup: United Neuroscience Unveils Pair Of Collaborations In CTE, Alzheimer’s

Irish biotech focused on Endobody vaccine candidates partners with Boston U. in CTE and U. of Texas in Alzheimer’s. Lupus Research Alliance affiliate will help Bristol conduct a Phase II trial of Tyk2 inhibitor in lupus.

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Venture Funding Deals: MedImmune Spinout Viela Lands $250m Series A

China's JW Therapeutics nets $90m for cancer cell therapy, including backing from biotechs Celgene and WuXi. Meanwhile, Foghorn sounds out a $50m A round for its gene trafficking technology applications.

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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 Statistics, Q3 2016

Q3 medtech financing doubled in dollar volume to $3 billion, with debt offerings again representing the majority of the aggregate; acquisitions totaled $5.3 billion, mainly due to Johnson & Johnson’s $4.3 billion buy of Abbott Medical Optics. Diagnostics financings, which brought in $85 million, continued to decline, but at $5 billion, acquisitions showed a slight increase over the previous quarter, with Danaher’s takeover of Cepheid accounting for most of the M&A volume.

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