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Finance Watch: Latest Slate Of VC Mega-Deals Led By China-Based Biopharmas

Private Company Edition: The astonishing pace of venture capital investment in drug development continues with another $1.5bn in financings of $100m or more, including $152m for Pyxis and $126m for Omega. New VC funds also continue to launch, including RiverVest’s fifth fund, totaling $275m.

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Finance Watch: Joe Jimenez Ventures Into Start-Up World Via Aditum

Former Novartis CEO Jimenez co-founded Aditum with former NIBR president Mark Fishman; they raised $133m and are launching Tempero Bio. Also, Atea, Galecto and SQZ went public along with one more health care SPAC, Royalty Pharma upped its Vertex royalty revenues and Mirati’s FOPO raised $926.3m.

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Finance Watch: A Rough Week To End A Bad Month For Biotech Stocks

Public Company Edition: The prior day's after-hours bad news sent biotech stocks lower on 9 August, and IPOs are taking a breather with the NBI down 2.1% over the past month. However, already public companies are raising cash, including Allakos and Ironwood at $350m each.

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Finance Watch: Relay Raises $400m – And It's Only The Third-Largest Biopharma VC Round Of 2018

The company isn't relaying any details about its drug targets, but will use the mega-round to take its first candidates into the clinic. Also, RiverVest raises a $184.4m VC fund, Annexon closes a $75m Series C, Takeda lists its stock in the US, and Aptorum goes public.

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