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Finance Watch: Four New VC Funds Provide $1.3bn For Biotech Start-Ups

Private Company Edition: Newpath Partners’ second fund totals $350m, Merck KGaA committed €600m to M Ventures, Eir Ventures raised €122.3m and Breakout Ventures has $112.5m. Recent financings were led by SOTIO ($317.5m), Odyssey ($218m), Avistone ($200m) and Acepodia ($109m).

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MeiraGTx Signs J&J To Develop Gene Therapies For Rare Retinal Diseases

While it wants to keep other programs for diseases with larger patient populations in house, MeiraGTx believes J&J offers the global reach to expedite its program in inherited retinal diseases, including three clinical candidates.

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Deal Watch, M&A: Warp Drive And Its Partnerships Acquired By Revolution

Once expected to be absorbed by Sanofi, US biotech Warp Drive Bio now will become part of California’s Revolution Medicines in a stock transaction. Sosei elects against its option to acquire MiNA Therapeutics; MeiraGTX follows its June IPO with takeout of Vector Neurosciences. Other recent mergers and acquisitions... 

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Venture Funding Deals: New Cash For Delinia, Peloton, Fortis & Others

Moderna and Intarcia lead recent fundraisings; big pharma backing includes Novartis leading Series A for Inflazome and Pfizer for diabetes play Antolrx. Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Venture Funding Deals column provides a comprehensive monthly review of emerging biopharmaceutical companies that have received venture funding. This month’s column covers deals announced August through September 2016.

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