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Sanofi Genzyme Bioventures announce a brace of deals

Sanofi Genzyme Bioventures announced to financing deals today (Sept 8 – 2015), as it contributed to the financing of Proteostasis Therapeutics, a Series B mezzanine round of $37m to the company developing a cystic fibrosis drug for the orphan disease. The financing in the Cambridge, MA based company was led by Cormorant Asset Management and also included Rock Springs Capital Management. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Elan Science One, HealthCare Ventures, Fidelity Biosciences, Novartis Bioventures, Novartis Venture Fund, and Sanofi Genzyme BioVentures also participated in the financing.

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M&A Continues to Dominate the Rare Diseases Landscape

Alexion took everyone by surprise in recent weeks by announcing a very sizable acquisition of Boston-based Synageva for $8.4bn. This was a significant deal which will only serve to strengthen valuations of rare disease biotechnology companies, which continue to be in the M&A cross-hairs of both pharmaceutical and big-biotech companies.

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Merck announces collaboration with Advaxis

Authored by James Sheppard

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Kiadis rides high after positive clinical data

Authored by James Sheppard

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Swedish Pharmalink receives Orphan Drug Approval for Busulipo

Authored by James Sheppard

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Novartis scores FDA breakthrough-designation for rare disease product

Authored by Karl Simpson

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Massachusetts biotech continues to excite with new investments

Authored by Karl Simpson

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David Motts’ NEA weighs in on rare diseases

Authored by Karl Simpson

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PTC Therapeutics opts for conditional approach in Duchenne

Authored by Paul Foster

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Synageva offering LSD patients renewed hope

Authored by James Sheppard

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