Top news of the week: 07.04.2020.

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On Apr 2, 2020
@matthewherper shared
Big biotech venture funds raise billions despite coronavirus fears https://t.co/pabCtpFqwZ
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Big biotech venture funds raise billions despite coronavirus fears

Big biotech venture funds raise billions despite coronavirus fears

These are difficult times. But two of the top biotech venture firms just raised a total of $2.6 billion to fund new startups.

On Apr 1, 2020
@big4bio shared
RT @LifeSciVC: "Small companies are relying more on contract researchers as social-distancing guidelines limit the work they can do in-house" - nice piece by @WSJ's Brian Gormley, with contributions from @accent_tx CEO Shakti Narayan and @IFMThera CEO Martin Seidel. https://t.co/EpP0J5E3fo
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Biotech Startups Hoping to ‘Thrive’ Amid Coronavirus Chaos

Biotech Startups Hoping to ‘Thrive’ Amid Coronavirus Chaos

Biotechnology entrepreneurs are struggling with questions about how to keep clinical trials and other operations running despite the new coronavirus threat.

On Apr 3, 2020
@FlagshipPioneer shared
RT @Xconomy: [email protected] Adds $1.1B for New Meds, More AI, & “Health Security” - by @sarahdc; insight from CEO @NoubarAfeyan https://t.co/L32LEY9bas
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Flagship Adds $1.1B for New Meds, More AI, & “Health Security”

Flagship Adds $1.1B for New Meds, More AI, & “Health Security”

Flagship Pioneering founder and CEO Noubar Afeyan didn’t know a global pandemic was in the cards for 2020 when he and his team laid out three new thematic

On Apr 6, 2020
@matthewherper shared
Of course. Martin Shkreli is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to get out of prison, @adamfeuerstein and @damiangarde tell us. https://t.co/h6hq7fugmq
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Martin Shkreli is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to get out of prison

Martin Shkreli is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to get out of prison

Martin Shkreli has a pitch to authorities: Let me out of prison for a few months and I’ll help stop the novel coronavirus.

On Apr 2, 2020
@rtnarch shared
RT @FierceBiotech: While the world and amount of money available to Arch have changed since it raised its ninth set of funds, the VC shop will continue to follow the same broad playbook. https://t.co/GQ26Kqm7IV
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Arch raises $1.5B to back early stage biotechs through accelerating 'healthcare revolution'

Arch raises $1.5B to back early stage biotechs through accelerating 'healthcare revolution'

Arch Venture Partners has raised $1.5 billion to place another round of bets on early-stage biotechs. The VC shop, which lists Alnylam and Juno among its previous investments, raised the ...

On Apr 6, 2020
@FierceBiotech shared
Vantage called 2019 a retreat for biotech VC, “but not by much,” in its 2019 Review. https://t.co/iZerPTw9Ub
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Top biotech money raisers of 2019

Top biotech money raisers of 2019

At first glance, venture investment for biotech slumped in 2019. By the raw numbers, 2019 lost on every metric compared to 2018. Total investment dollars dropped by $4 billion, from $17.9 ...

On Apr 2, 2020
@MassBio shared
In April, we spoke with Yohan Tessier of @misprobiotech about the great work they're doing to advance #LifeSciences. Learn how Mispro is cultivating innovation in science through a coworking #vivarium & how it’s enabling #DrugDiscovery: https://t.co/nuK70zo2ck #MemberSpotlight https://t.co/bgxA4s6QGn
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Member Spotlight: Q&A with Mispro Biotech Services

Member Spotlight: Q&A with Mispro Biotech Services

Yohan has been on the forefront of Mispro’s growth from a single facility to becoming North America’s leading contract vivarium company with facilities in all major U.S. biotech …

On Apr 2, 2020
@Inc shared
Biotech startup receives FDA approval for potential Covid-19 treatment, to begin human trials immediately @wheresKR https://t.co/Cak3zcaFJj
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Biotech Startup Wins FDA Approval for Potential Covid-19 Treatment

Biotech Startup Wins FDA Approval for Potential Covid-19 Treatment

Stem cell therapy startup Celularity says it will begin human trials immediately.