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The company intends to use the series B cash to bring the first of its pan-amyloid removal (PAR) therapies into the clinic, while also advancing a diagnostic tool for systemic amyloidosis.
The deal leaves PRX004 in the capable hands of Novo Nordisk, which is hoping to expand beyond obesity and diabetes, while Prothena can focus on the rest of its pipeline.
EcoR1 and Casdin/Corvex took their second and third special purpose acquisition corporations public. Also, Ionis sold notes to buy back older notes and fund operations as it cut 70% of Akcea’s staff. In venture capital, ValenzaBio raised $70m and RA boosted Metagenomi’s series A to $75m.
Daily round-up from the virtual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference: Teva promises growth is coming; Relay joins Roche in the KRAS race; UCB embraces the digital age; Agios and Ionis prepare for commercial battles.
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