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Oversee returnee-founded Chinese biotech start-ups Nuwacell and Arnatar secure $14m in series A and seed rounds respectively, while four other major deals backed by private equity and venture capital firms raise a combined $116m.
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Since going public, the company’s share price has flopped, its board has seen a flurry of appointments and resignations over the past year, and now the company is facing investor lawsuits.
Eisai is acquiring Japanese software company Arteryex as part of a digital shift strategy, with the two companies to work together to develop and provide services around personal data, including health records.