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Private Company Edition: The allogeneic cell therapy developer founded by former Juno execs launched in January 2019 without disclosing its initial funding. Other recent venture capital mega-rounds include $192m for Orca, $170m for C4, $118m for Shattuck and $102m for GreenLight.
Emerging Company Profile: The start-up's Phase I and II studies look promising for stem cell therapy in treating aging frailty, a common condition that overlaps with Alzheimer's disease.
The pharma and the Google spinout focused on aging are adding $1bn in funding to their 2014 collaboration, which has yielded more than two dozen preclinical candidates so far.
UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has nabbed a high-profile figure from Google's Calico to head up its research efforts. Barron's oncology pedigree from his time at Roche suggests that cancer is again a core area for GSK.
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