Top news of the week: 20.10.2020.

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On Oct 14, 2020
@labcentral shared
RT @JFruehauf: Exciting news this morning as @labcentral startup @Dyno_Tx announces big $1.8bn partnership with our founding sponsor @Roche. Dyno has a unique #AAV platform for delivery of #genetherapy. Read more here: https://t.co/6il8lQ1IOG
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Dyno, Roche to tackle CNS, liver disease in gene therapy deal worth up to $1.8B

Dyno, Roche to tackle CNS, liver disease in gene therapy deal worth up to $1.8B

Potential partners have approached Cambridge-based Dyno Therapeutics since its founding two years ago to get in on the action. Today, Dyno announced its third partnership in the last five ...

On Oct 15, 2020
@BentheFidler shared
RT @LifeSciVC: It’s Raining Biotech SPACs! But why? They aren't for everyone, but there are some real benefits of SPACs for both sponsors and merger targets. #SPAC #Biotech https://t.co/A1j5qPeDeW
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It’s Raining Biotech SPACs!

It’s Raining Biotech SPACs!

SPACs are all the rage today. With the IPO market booming and public investors seeking better returns, blank check companies called “Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” (SPACs) have been ...

On Oct 17, 2020
@adamfeuerstein shared
RT @HankGreelyLSJU: I've got a fun piece in @statnews First Opinions on Oct-Dec 1980: 2 months that shaped biotech. https://t.co/oo5jhLy0wt Five big things happened in 59 days. Is it meaningful or coincidence? I don't know. Is it important? Probably not, but I think it's interesting. You might, too.
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The two months in 1980 that shaped the future of biotech

The two months in 1980 that shaped the future of biotech

Five events in a two-month span in 1980 propelled the nascent biotech industry and university biotech research into the future.

On Oct 16, 2020
@GENbio shared
[email protected] raises $30 M in Financing. The new funding will help take their manufacturing platform to the market that delivers solutions to address the clinical and commercial manufacturing needs of cell and #genetherapy developers. Learn more: https://t.co/3KDStJHa7A https://t.co/FryA7W3zq3
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Ori Biotech Raises $30 Million in Financing

Ori Biotech Raises $30 Million in Financing

 Funds will be used to advance innovation in cell and gene therapy manufacturing.

On Oct 15, 2020
@BentheFidler shared
Lilly wagers $135M on a startup's plan to stop neurodegeneration https://t.co/18u02uEt8V $LLY @atlasventure @DisarmTx
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Lilly wagers $135M on a startup's plan to stop neurodegeneration

Lilly wagers $135M on a startup's plan to stop neurodegeneration

The drugmaker is acquiring Disarm Therapeutics, which was formed based on research into a specific enzyme's central role in the breakdown of axons.

On Oct 19, 2020
@big4bio shared
Several companies have crammed multiple venture financings into a single year this year. https://t.co/vJPw14G4zK
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How some biotechs are cramming multiple fundraising rounds into a single year

How some biotechs are cramming multiple fundraising rounds into a single year

Some biotechs crammed multiple venture financings into a single year this year or even managed to go public less than 18 months after launch. 

On Oct 14, 2020
@BosBizDon shared
"At this point, there are only two (#COVID19) vaccine candidates that could meet this deadline (end of 2020): @Pfizer's & @BioNTech's jointly produced BNT162b2 and @Moderna's mRNA-1273." https://t.co/EklERipQdq
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On Oct 13, 2020
@LifeSciVC shared
RT @atlasventure: We are delighted to welcome Aimee Raleigh to the Atlas Venture investment team today! Learn more about Aimee here: https://t.co/EwVJd0LM83 https://t.co/ZYtpSiP9NW
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Aimee Raleigh, PhD, Associate

Aimee Raleigh, PhD, Associate

Aimee Raleigh is an associate at Atlas Venture where she focuses on evaluating innovative technologies for therapeutic potential in areas of high unmet need. Prior to joining Atlas, Aimee ...