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Otsuka liked the private US antibody tech company Visterra so much that it is buying it, in a move developing out of licensing discussions and which the Japanese firm says will strengthen its presence in biologics for renal disorders and other high-need areas.
Private Company Edition: I-Mab's $220m Series C round continued the trend of big investments in companies focused on or headquartered in China. Also, Shanghai-based Nuance brought in a combined $35m and European firms dominated recent small financings as US VC deals took a summer break.
In the wake of multiple recent drug failures in the Alzheimer's sector, Eisai and partner Biogen announce "impressive" top-line results for an amyloid-targeting antibody that provide important support for the amyloid hypothesis and may also bode well for the companies' lead candidate in the same class.
The official opening of Takeda's new global headquarters in Tokyo abounds with actual and implied symbolism as CEO Christophe Weber looks to take the company into the global top 10 through the Shire acquisition while maintaining its Japanese roots.