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Italfarmaco’s HDAC inhibitor helped ambulatory Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients climb stairs faster than non-treated boys while Capricor’s cell therapy improved upper limb function in non-ambulatory patients.
Private Company Edition: While the tough state of financing for publicly traded drug developers continues, venture capital firms and private biopharma companies revealed billions of dollars in new VC funds and start-up financings, including $100m-plus mega-rounds for Tessa, Alladapt and ImCheck.
F-star's novel bispecific technology attracts Sino Biopharma-affiliated acquisition, Shionogi agreement with GARDP brings antibiotic cefiderocol to 135 countries, deal with WinHealth covering Greater China expands Quoin’s licensing of Netherton syndrome candidate to 60 nations, Kyorin and CellGenTech team up in Fabry disease.
Public Company Edition: The stock market has been unkind to biotech firms but investors rewarded some drug developers for clinical trial successes, including Scholar Rock and Day One, which raised $205m and $172.5m, respectively. However, some SPAC deals and an IPO never got off the ground.
The mid-year meeting offered a chance to reflect on the tumultuous times and look at how the biopharma industry can weather the storm.
The biomanufacturing firm National Resilience has raised more than $2bn in venture capital and millions more in fees from government and industry contracts since 2020. Also, Code Biotherapeutics raised $75m in series A cash, Concert grossed $66.4m and Amarin is cutting US jobs.