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On Jul 6, 2020
@matthewherper shared
RT @adamfeuerstein: Venter Institute, Yumanity, and other biopharma companies among recipients of PPP loans https://t.co/fipkqqwihk via @sheridan_kate
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Venter Institute, Yumanity, and other biopharma companies among recipients of PPP loans

Venter Institute, Yumanity, and other biopharma companies among recipients of PPP loans

The J. Craig Venter Institute got a loan worth more than $2 million, while neurodegeneration-focused startup Yumanity Therapeutics got more than $1 million.

On Jul 6, 2020
@BiotechWorld shared
Boehringer creates Shanghai hub to connect with Chinese R&D groups https://t.co/Wq9w0sUU6w https://t.co/fy6aVb9r3M
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Boehringer creates Shanghai hub to connect with Chinese R&D groups

Boehringer creates Shanghai hub to connect with Chinese R&D groups

Boehringer Ingelheim has opened a site in Shanghai to connect its R&D, business development and venture capital groups to Chinese drug developers. The site brings together all the units ...

On Jul 6, 2020
@BiotechWorld shared
Incensed Applied Therapeutics vows to end 'criminal activity' from short report https://t.co/pTTcNPRcjP https://t.co/ITFeQcHWi9
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Incensed Applied Therapeutics vows to end 'criminal activity' from short report

Incensed Applied Therapeutics vows to end 'criminal activity' from short report

Short reports are nothing new, but the aggressive “I’m coming after you” PR from Applied Therapeutics certainly is.

On Jul 7, 2020
@umassvdc shared
RT @bussgang: VC Q2 funding data shows early-stage investors growing more cautious: seed & angel deals dramatically down 58% YoY and $ down 38%. The market may recover in Q3, but it was a heck of a lot harder to get new, early-stage capital last quarter. https://t.co/qcCTOmbgTW
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Q2 2020 Global Venture Report: Funding Through The Pandemic

Q2 2020 Global Venture Report: Funding Through The Pandemic

Despite the turmoil of an ongoing pandemic, global venture funding for the second quarter of 2020 was not as dire as we expected, but it was down from previous years.

On Jul 6, 2020
@BiotechWorld shared
British biotech Mission dubs Pfizer lead investor and new R&D partner https://t.co/2bp2gvKK8n https://t.co/kf05HYFWns
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British biotech Mission dubs Pfizer lead investor and new R&D partner

British biotech Mission dubs Pfizer lead investor and new R&D partner

Pfizer is deepening its already long-term investment and partnership strategy with U.K.-based biotech Mission Therapeutics and its work on selectively inhibiting deubiquitylating enzymes.

On Jul 2, 2020
@big4bio shared
RT @Big4BioPhilly: [email protected]'s quarterly newsletter is here! Check it out! https://t.co/XSY1PdylxA
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On Jul 6, 2020
@businessinsider shared
The Repurpose.AI-LEO Pharma deal highlights a growing trend of drug makers turning to AI developers to streamline drug discovery https://t.co/5PtA6UNq0N
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Repurpose.AI partnered with LEO Pharma to accelerate drug discovery

Repurpose.AI partnered with LEO Pharma to accelerate drug discovery

Repurpose.AI landed a deal with drug maker LEO Pharma to identify possible candidates for dermatology and inflammatory conditions.

On Jul 6, 2020
@Xconomy shared
On Heels of $100M Financing, #AnnexonBioSciences Aims to Tack On More Via IPO - by @sarahdc https://t.co/8eRFoXPGxH $ALEC
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On Heels of $100M Financing, Annexon Bio Aims to Tack On More Via IPO

On Heels of $100M Financing, Annexon Bio Aims to Tack On More Via IPO

The same week Annexon Biosciences announced it had raised $100 million in private financing to advance its research of antibody drugs to treat