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Private Company Edition: In addition to Erasca’s big series B round, Mabwell reportedly brought in $278m. Also, Kurma, Venrock and Section bring the number of new VC funds in April to eight, raising $5.89bn, and former AveXis execs launched the new gene therapy venture Taysha.
Genocea shifts to preclinical neoantigen-based cancer vaccines rather than advance a Phase III-ready herpes program on its own and Mateon gives up on its lead drug as placebo outperforms. Also, Juno tops recent public company financings and new VC funds back early-stage firms.
Takeda's recent deals include a license in Asian for Tesaro's PARP inhibitor Zejula. Meanwhile, Japanese rival Mitsubishi Tanabe is paying roughly $1bn to acquire Israel's NeuroDerm.
With hepatitis C wrapped up, NASH is becoming the focus of liver disease R&D. Gilead, which has a number of NASH programs, has paid Phenex $100m for clinical progress with an in-licensed candidate for NASH and other liver diseases.