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Under the leadership of new president David Holveck, Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. is aligning its strategy more closely with the needs and wants of J&J's many companies.
VCs love a part-baked start-up, and one of the best places to find them is within Big Pharma. So it was that Belgium-based Movetis NV raised a record €49 million ($63.4 million) A round in January with a bunch of gastrointestinal-focused assets from Johnson & Johnson.
Endotis Pharma joins the growing ranks of firms focused on glycoscience, or the science of sugars. Endotis' expertise is twofold: in understanding and regulating protein-sugar interactions, and in synthesizing small sugar-based drugs, or "glycodrugs," which can disrupt these interactions.