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RNA Manufacturer Goes Public in $282M Merger

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A company producing synthetic RNA for agricultural and biomedical applications is now a public company after a special-purpose acquisition. . . . → Read More: RNA Manufacturer Goes Public in $282M Merger

Protein Chemistry Biotech Acquired in $2B Deal

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Drug maker Bayer is acquiring a company discovering new therapies with a technology that reveals complex protein targets considered difficult to address. . . . → Read More: Protein Chemistry Biotech Acquired in $2B Deal

Sanofi Acquires mRNA Developer in $3.2B Deal

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Drug maker Sanofi is purchasing biotechnology company Translate Bio, a developer of messenger RNA vaccines and therapies, and a long-time collaborator. . . . → Read More: Sanofi Acquires mRNA Developer in $3.2B Deal

Neuro Disease Start-Up Raises $73M in Early Funds

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A new enterprise discovering treatments for neurodegenerative diseases is merging with another start-up and raising $73 million its first venture round. . . . → Read More: Neuro Disease Start-Up Raises $73M in Early Funds

Synthetic Bio Company Goes Public in $2.5B Merger

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A company developing synthetic biology and engineering tools for biotechnology is becoming a public company through a special-purpose acquisition. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Bio Company Goes Public in $2.5B Merger

AI Drug Discovery Company Acquired in $270M Deal

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A biotechnology company using protein dynamics to develop precision cancer therapies is acquiring a drug discovery company based on machine learning algorithms. . . . → Read More: AI Drug Discovery Company Acquired in $270M Deal

Molecular Diagnostics Company Acquired in $1.8B Deal

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GenMark Diagnostics, a developer of diagnostics systems using genomic analysis, was acquired by drug maker Roche in a deal valued at $1.8 billion. . . . → Read More: Molecular Diagnostics Company Acquired in $1.8B Deal

Gene-Editing Biotech Acquires DNA Bar Code Company

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A developer of therapies using highly precise gene editing is acquiring a company delivering gene therapies identified with DNA bar codes. . . . → Read More: Gene-Editing Biotech Acquires DNA Bar Code Company

Cannabidiol Drug Maker Acquired in $7.2B Deal

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A developer of treatments for rare neurological diseases derived from cannabis is being acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a $7.2 billion deal. . . . → Read More: Cannabidiol Drug Maker Acquired in $7.2B Deal

2020 Venture Funds Mixed, Biotech Keeps Sizzling

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Total venture investments in dollars jumped to a new high in the U.S., while biotechnology remained the single hottest sector in 2020. . . . → Read More: 2020 Venture Funds Mixed, Biotech Keeps Sizzling