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Immatics receives final 22m Euro Tranche of Series D funding

Authored by James Sheppard The German based biotech company immatics has announced it has received its final tranche of series D funding worth 22m Euros ($30m). The Series D funding was supported by existing investors dievini Hopp Biotech holdings, Wellington … Continue reading

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UK Government names biotech veteran Minister for Life Sciences

Authored by James Sheppard The UK government has announced it has created a new role of Minister for Life Sciences to which it has appointed former biotech venture capitalist George Freeman. Mr Freeman has a long history is biotech having … Continue reading

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Loxo Oncology Expands Leadership Team

Authored by James Sheppard The New York based biopharmaceutical company Loxo Oncology announced that it had added several senior executives across the company to help the company expand and build the clinical pipeline and advance early drug development. The appointments … Continue reading

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Novartis and Google collaborate to develop ‘Smart Contact Lenses’

Authored by James Sheppard Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, and the global technology giant Google, have announced that they are to collaborate to develop ‘smart’ contact lenses hat would help diabetics track their blood glucose levels or restore the eyes ability … Continue reading

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Gene Therapy used to create biological pacemakers

Authored by James Sheppard A team of cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, California have created biological pacemaker cells that can keep the heart steadily beating. The cells have been created through gene transplant that is minimally … Continue reading

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Wales Launches Life Science Hub in Cardiff

Authored by James Sheppard The Welsh Government has announced the launch of a life sciences Hub which is aimed at growing and nurturing the life sciences industry in the country. The Hub is a joint initiative between the government and … Continue reading

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Prosensa announces senior management and board appointments

Authored by Karl Simpson Prosensa HoldingsN.V, the drug development company focused on advancing therapies for duchenne muscular dystrophy announced the appointment of Willem W. van Weperen to the new position of chief commercial officer and the addition of Dr. Annalisa Jenkins … Continue reading

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Executive Recruitment Roundup – July

Authored by Liftstream Since ViroPharma Inc was acquired by Shire, many of the company’s leadership have moved to other parts of the sector and the VP Global Regulatory Affairs, Robert Pietrusko is no exception. He has just joined the Cambridge, … Continue reading

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