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Start-Up Targets Extra DNA in Cancer, Raises $46.4M

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A new biotechnology enterprise is developing treatments for aggressive solid tumor cancers that block the effects of DNA residing outside of chromosomes. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Targets Extra DNA in Cancer, Raises $46.4M

Migraine Drug Developer Raises $82.5M in IPO

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A developer of a drug for migraine formulated as a dry powder and given as a nasal spray is raising $82.5 million in its initial public offering of common stock. . . . → Read More: Migraine Drug Developer Raises $82.5M in IPO

Gene-Editing Biotech Gains $34M in Early Funds

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A two year-old enterprise spun-off from Yale University is developing gene-editing treatments for genetic disorders with synthetic peptides and DNA delivered in nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: Gene-Editing Biotech Gains $34M in Early Funds

Stanford, Berkeley, MIT Top Undergrad Start-Up Ranking

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Stanford University, University of California in Berkeley, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology lead the undergraduate programs producing founders of start-up companies in 2019. . . . → Read More: Stanford, Berkeley, MIT Top Undergrad Start-Up Ranking

Sumitomo Dainippon, Biotechs in $3B Acquisition Deal

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Japanese pharmaceutical company Sumitomo Dainippon agreed to acquire five biotechnology companies and gain an equity stake in the Roivant Sciences group. . . . → Read More: Sumitomo Dainippon, Biotechs in $3B Acquisition Deal

Gates Investing in HIV, Tuberculosis Immunotherapies

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is taking an equity stake in a biotechnology company developing immunotherapies from messenger RNA. . . . → Read More: Gates Investing in HIV, Tuberculosis Immunotherapies

Aging Therapy Network Adds $100M to Venture Round

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An enterprise supporting a group of companies developing new drugs to address the aging process raised another $100 million in its second venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Aging Therapy Network Adds $100M to Venture Round

Infographic – A.I. Venture Deals Reach New Highs

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The total amount of venture capital worldwide raised by artificial intelligence start-up companies set a record in the second quarter of 2019, reaching $7.4 billion. . . . → Read More: Infographic – A.I. Venture Deals Reach New Highs

Food Technology Company Gains $4M in Seed Funds

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A company developing a food preservation technology from university materials science labs is raising $4 million in its seed funding round. . . . → Read More: Food Technology Company Gains $4M in Seed Funds

Infographic – U.S. Venture Funds Near 20-Year Highs

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Total venture capital funding in the U.S. for first six months of 2019 reached levels not seen since the year 2000, the waning days of the dot-com era. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Venture Funds Near 20-Year Highs