Top news of the week: 12.05.2020.

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Startups

On May 8, 2020
@ForbesTech shared
Fueled by $500 million in federal cash, Moderna races to make 1 billion doses of an unproven cure https://t.co/v4dl9m9VP5 By @leah_rosenbaum https://t.co/LF7BAE2EZh
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Fueled By $500 Million In Federal Cash, Moderna Races To Make A Billion Doses Of An Unproven Cure

Fueled By $500 Million In Federal Cash, Moderna Races To Make A Billion Doses Of An Unproven Cure

The company’s billionaire CEO has secured huge grants on the promise of a new class of mRNA vaccines, but nobody really knows if they will work.

On May 11, 2020
@big4bio shared
RT @BentheFidler: Dyno spins out of Harvard's laboratories with an aim to make gene therapy better https://t.co/LKO5HcbQEf @byJonGardner #genetherapy #startups $SRPT $NVS
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Dyno spins out of Harvard's laboratories with an aim to make gene therapy better

Dyno spins out of Harvard's laboratories with an aim to make gene therapy better

The startup announced collaborations with Novartis and Sarepta, both leading gene therapy makers, that could be worth $2 billion in total. 

On May 8, 2020
@big4bio shared
RT @Xconomy: We'd like to welcome @charleskfisher, @unlearnai founder & CEO, to our Xcelerating Life Sciences San Francisco: The AI, Big Data, and R&D Boom speaker lineup! Join us online June 25: https://t.co/lbNTq9XNDQ #XconSF #XceleratingLS https://t.co/5whduMx51p
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Xcelerating Life Sciences San Francisco: An online biotech conference & networking event focused on the AI, big data, and R&D boom

Xcelerating Life Sciences San Francisco: An online biotech conference & networking event focused on the AI, big data, and R&D boom

Scientists, entrepreneurs, and biotech executives discuss the boom in AI, big data, and R&D in the Bay Area, along with roadblocks.

On May 7, 2020
@ForbesTech shared
Can the U.S. learn from Italy, where antibody test makers are fighting for a new market? https://t.co/Fkbbephjsn By @giacomotognini https://t.co/kfP4mdl7Hp
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Can The U.S. Learn From Italy, Where Antibody Test Makers Are Fighting For A New Market?

Can The U.S. Learn From Italy, Where Antibody Test Makers Are Fighting For A New Market?

In a bid to reopen their economies, Italy’s 20 regions are buying hundreds of thousands of antibody tests. Amid the chaos, the world’s top test makers are battling it out for control of a ...

On May 5, 2020
@BiotechWorld shared
Months after closing $617M life sciences fund, Frazier Healthcare nabs biopharma vets https://t.co/AJfANM1vUi https://t.co/EWfhv2XOip
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Months after closing $617M life sciences fund, Frazier Healthcare nabs biopharma vets

Months after closing $617M life sciences fund, Frazier Healthcare nabs biopharma vets

Venture capital firm Frazier Healthcare has grabbed Scott Byrd, Ian Mills, and Gordon McMurray as its new Entrepreneur-in-Residence consultants.

On May 6, 2020
@Xconomy shared
[email protected] Launches With $60M to Shine Light on Innate Immune System Drugs - by @frankvinluan https://t.co/hOyky7FgSJ $NVS
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Ventus Launches With $60M to Shine Light on Innate Immune System Drugs

Ventus Launches With $60M to Shine Light on Innate Immune System Drugs

The innate immune system has become a hot area for drug development, and for good reason. As the body’s first line of defense, its function (or

On May 11, 2020
@businessinsider shared
UK tech founders warn of 'significant' job losses and say they can't access a $300 million rescue fund over a technicality https://t.co/DKlUt7wB1O
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On May 6, 2020
@BIOConvention shared
RT @BritSab09: We’ve got your roadmap for navigating a virtual #BIO2020. Don’t miss these best practices for connecting virtually on 5/20 via webinar https://t.co/SQcko4KGk0 @JLABS @CALifeSciences @BiocomCA @BIOConvention https://t.co/vAKtopoOsz
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Prepping for a Digital BIO 2020

Prepping for a Digital BIO 2020

This year’s BIO International Convention is unlike any other - are you ready to make the most of connecting virtually with potential partners, investors and industry peers? As an ...