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Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Tech Transfer Deals column provides a monthly update on technology transfer deals, reporting licensing agreements between companies and universities or other research institutions within the In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals sectors. This month’s column covers deals announced May through June.
At Elsevier Business Intelligence's February IN3 West conference, a panel of leading device venture investors, who remain committed to and are actively doing deals in medtech, discussed how the recent recession has affected device investing and how much, if at all, that world has changed as a result.
Because of the heterogeneity of heart failure patients and causes, new drugs to treat heart failure haven't been a huge area of research or business development. Few heart failure drugs are likely to be blockbusters, and there are very few deals around truly novel targets. Biotech start-ups build on known approaches and innovate incrementally, in this market.
In Vivo briefly summarizes the technologies of these recently founded companies: Asuragen, Auxetica, EndGenitor, Genophrenix, Pharmagic, ViewRay.
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