Top news of the week: 17.11.2020.

Drug, Medicine, Startup company, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Startups

On Nov 13, 2020
@BosBizDon shared
[email protected] professor Robert Langer's 3% stake in @moderna $MRNA is now worth more than $1 billion. https://t.co/jE6JY2agqs
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MIT Scientist Bob Langer Becomes A Billionaire Thanks To Moderna Stock Rally

MIT Scientist Bob Langer Becomes A Billionaire Thanks To Moderna Stock Rally

News that the biotech firm could soon release results from phase three trials of its Covid-19 vaccine sent shares soaring, lifting the net worth of early backer and prize-winning engineer ...

On Nov 13, 2020
@businessinsider shared
French drugmaker Sanofi has just invested $59 million in biotech investor Jeito Capital to fund innovation in the biopharma pipeline https://t.co/T9zrFjp1Ml
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French drugmaker Sanofi has just invested $59 million in biotech investor Jeito Capital to fund innovation in the biopharma pipeline

French drugmaker Sanofi has just invested $59 million in biotech investor Jeito Capital to fund innovation in the biopharma pipeline

Sanofi, one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, has invested €50 million in new French-based VC Jeito Capital.

On Nov 13, 2020
@BentheFidler shared
Japanese drugmaker takes full control of a Roivant biotech https://t.co/vqYJLgsAsl by @realJacobBell $UROV
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Japanese drugmaker takes full control of a Roivant biotech

Japanese drugmaker takes full control of a Roivant biotech

With competition looming over one of its top drugs, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma has been looking for new portfolio additions. It thinks it found one in Urovant Sciences.

On Nov 10, 2020
@FiercePharma shared
Legend Biotech was that dark horse we spotted at 2017’s ASCO meeting. The company is famous for its CAR-T partnership with Johnson & Johnson around JNJ-4528. https://t.co/97an0mpHly
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On Nov 10, 2020
@WSJVC shared
Adagio Therapeutics is developing antibodies to combat Covid-19 as well as other coronaviruses, and has raised $80 million in venture capital to do so https://t.co/0ZobIWRB6R
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Adagio Therapeutics Gets $80 Million for Coronavirus Antibody Trials

Adagio Therapeutics Gets $80 Million for Coronavirus Antibody Trials

The biotech startup is developing antibodies as a treatment for and protection against the virus. It raised $50 million this summer.

On Nov 13, 2020
@BentheFidler shared
Lilly backs a biotech's spinout and places a small bet on protein degradation https://t.co/UDlqN5ZjNI $LLY $BYSI $KYMR $ARVN $NRIX $CCCC
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Lilly backs a biotech's spinout and places a small bet on protein degradation

Lilly backs a biotech's spinout and places a small bet on protein degradation

An alliance with BeyondSpring spinout Seed Therapeutics makes Eli Lilly the latest pharma company to dive into the fast-emerging drug research field. 

On Nov 10, 2020
@FiercePharma shared
Zai Lab is a must-know name mainly because of its founder and CEO, Samantha Du, a celebrity entrepreneur and, in many people’s view, the godmother of China’s biotech industry. https://t.co/kawaheq70x
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On Nov 12, 2020
@big4bio shared
RT @big4bioBOS: Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in the 2020 Milken Institute State Technology and Science Index, followed by No. 2 Colorado and No. 3 California. The ranking uses 105 metrics to determine each state's science and tech capabilities. https://t.co/yycLimOK2N
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Massachusetts is the Best State for Technology and Science, says Milken Institute

Massachusetts is the Best State for Technology and Science, says Milken Institute

Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in the 2020 Milken Institute State Technology and Science Index. The biennial assessment uses 105 metrics to determine each