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SV Life Sciences Appoints Joshua Resnick as Partner

SV Life Sciences (SVLS), a life sciences venture capital firm with offices in Boston, London and San Francisco, has appointed Joshua Resnick as Partner. Based in Boston, Resnick joins SVLS’ biotech investment team which partners with experienced entrepreneurs and accomplished management … Continue reading

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Clarus Ventures Strengthens Investment Team with 3 Hires

Clarus Ventures, a life sciences investment firm, has appointed Kiran Reddy and Robert DeBenedetto to Venture Partner, and Lazar Dimitrov to Associate. Based in the firm’s Cambridge, Mass. office, Reddy will focus on both new company formation and risk-sharing partnerships … Continue reading

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Kuros Biosurgery Closes Round at CHF 20m

Kuros Biosurgery AG, a biotechnology company developing novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products and focused in therapeutic areas covering sealants and orthobiologics, today announces that it has raised an additional CHF 5 million in a fully subscribed second closing of … Continue reading

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Biotech Investors Follow Pattern in Funding and Hiring Executives

Written by: Karl Simpson To be blunt, biotechnology ventures require lots of capital, and although alternative funding sources are now more accessible, money has traditionally come from the venture capital firms. These venture firms exercise differing strategies in allocating risk … Continue reading

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Women Currently only 10% of Biotech Boards, Gender Study Shows

Authored by Karl Simpson In a new research study into gender diversity in biotech leadership, the findings convey a picture of significant male dominance in biotech boardroom. The research conducted by Liftstream, a specialist life sciences executive search practice, examined … Continue reading

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Biotechnology must embrace a more diverse future of leadership

Authored by Karl Simpson When you talk to biotech entrepreneurs and sector investors, the topic of management and leadership is one that often features very strongly as the critical success factor. However, there is a dearth of research analysis into … Continue reading

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Bicycle Therapeutics raises $32m for oncology assets

Authored by James Sheppard The Cambridge based biotech Bicycle Therapeutics announced that it raised $32m in venture financing to continue developing the company’s assets in oncology and ophthalmology. The funding round saw some of the industry’s biggest investor names with … Continue reading

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Avalanche Biotechnologies raises $102m in up-sized IPO

Authored by James Sheppard The California based gene therapy company Avalanche Biotechnologies announced that it has raised $102m from its initial public offering (IPO). The company will be listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAVL. Avalanche develops gene … Continue reading

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Wilson Therapeutics Raises $40m to advance development program

Authored by James Sheppard The Stockholm based rare disease biotech, Wilson Therapeutics, announced that it had raises $40m in series B funding. The funding was co-led by new investors Abingworth LLP and MVM Life Science Partners LLP. The new investors … Continue reading

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Versartis follows CFO hire with Chairman appointment

Authored by Karl Simpson In December, Versartis Inc. named Joshua Brumm as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Brumm will oversee the company’s financial operations as well as investor relations. The company is focused on endocrine biopharmaceuticals and has … Continue reading

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