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AI Firm Healx Raises $56M To Develop Affordable Rare Disease Treatments
Cambridge, UK-based Healx has concluded a $56m series B round, led by Atomico, to put up to 50 potential rare disease treatments into the clinic within two years using its AI/ML platform.
Abalos Raises €12M Series A To Develop Arenavirus-Based Cancer Therapies
Tapping into the ability of arenaviruses to deliver prolonged local immune activation, rapid regression of localized and metastatic cancers, and long-term disease control, Essen, Germany-based start-up Abalos Therapeutics has raised €12m to advance its lead candidates towards clinical testing.
Despite BMS Bid, Celgene Pays $75m Upfront For Immatics Assets Options
Celgene agrees to pay $75m upfront for options to three Immatics TCR-T targets for solid tumors. Deal could be worth up to $1.59bn to the German biotech, which also retains option to co-develop and co-fund certain licensed products.
Atlantic Phase III Setback Might Prompt Pouchitis Endpoint Rethink
Despite failing to meet the co-primary endpoints in a Phase III trial, Atlantic Healthcare believes alicaforsen enema could still be approved in orphan-designated pouchitis.
Wellington Partners Maintains Medtech Interests With New €210M Eurocentric Fund WPLS-V
While other venture capitalists are curbing their efforts in medtech, Wellington Partners intends to maintain its support for the sector earmarking about half of its new €210m WPLS-V fund for European medtech opportunities.
Wellington Partners Unveils €210m Eurocentric Biotech/Medtech Fund WPLS-V
With its WPLS-IV fund now fully committed, Wellington Partners has returned to the market and raised €210m in its WPLS-V fund which will focus on European biotech and medtech opportunities.