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New Venture Funds to Back Life Science, Tech Start-Ups

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Three new venture funds are seeking to invest up to $6.3 billion in start-up companies with advances in life sciences, health care, energy, and information technologies. . . . → Read More: New Venture Funds to Back Life Science, Tech Start-Ups

Peptide Discovery Company to Gain $3.3B in Licensing Deals

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A discoverer of therapeutic peptides signed licensing deals in the past few days with two drug makers that could bring the company as much as $3.3 billion. . . . → Read More: Peptide Discovery Company to Gain $3.3B in Licensing Deals

Biotech Gains $1M for Gut-Brain Pain Research

A biotechnology company developing treatments in the gut for mental health disorders is receiving a $1 million award for research on pain. . . . → Read More: Biotech Gains $1M for Gut-Brain Pain Research

Pharma, Biotech Partner on Off-the-Shelf Cell Therapies

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A biotechnology enterprise is teaming with a pharmaceutical company to develop off-the-shelf therapies for malfunctioning mitochondria, energy centers of cells. . . . → Read More: Pharma, Biotech Partner on Off-the-Shelf Cell Therapies

Moderna Expands Vaccine Research, Mfring in Asia

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Moderna Inc. and South Korea signed agreements Saturday on joint research and manufacturing opportunities for vaccines against viruses in Korea. . . . → Read More: Moderna Expands Vaccine Research, Mfring in Asia

Hearing Tech Company Raises New Venture Funds

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A company creating devices that help people with hearing impairments, but without the stigma or cost of hearing aids, is raising $7 million in new venture funds. . . . → Read More: Hearing Tech Company Raises New Venture Funds

Stem Cell Therapy Licensed for Genetic Eye Disease

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A biotechnology company is licensing its stem cell treatments for retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease, in a deal valued at $252 million. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Therapy Licensed for Genetic Eye Disease

Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

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A small-scale clinical trial shows most patients with two blood-related cancers safely respond to immune system cells derived from umbilical cord blood. . . . → Read More: Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

Infographic – China Closes R&D Funding Gap

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A new report from National Science Foundation shows China now ranks a close second to the U.S. in total research and development investments. . . . → Read More: Infographic – China Closes R&D Funding Gap

Synthetic Bio Cancer Immunotherapy Company Acquired

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A biotechnology company creating synthetic proteins that invoke the immune system to fight cancer is being acquired by drug maker Astellas Pharma. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Bio Cancer Immunotherapy Company Acquired