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East Coast Biotech Roundup: Regeneron, Synergy, Foundation & More

Biotech was in recovery mode this week. After Biogen’s (NASDAQ: BIIB) disappointing quarterly results send the sector’s indices downward, investors looked to other industry stalwarts, like Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD), to right the ship (Gilead succeeded, as Alex Lash writes here). On the East Coast, a couple of New York biotechs helped the cause. Those […]

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Accelerate LI, Eyeing New Seed Fund, Debuts Ninth Grad: Envisagenics

It’ll be several years before we’ll know whether the efforts of Accelerate Long Island lead to successful, sustainable companies. But with the emergence of its latest graduate today, Envisagenics, Accelerate LI can now say it’s helped get nine startups hailing from Long Island’s research institutions off the ground. Accelerate LI and its strategic partner, the […]

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East Coast Biotech Roundup: XTuit, Spero, Unum, RNAi Feud & More

New startups. New data. Financings. Acquisitions. Legal tussles. FDA advisory panels. It’s been that kind of week in East Coast biotech. So grab some coffee and let’s roll through this week’s headlines. —This week a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug was in the spotlight, a class of injectable therapies that block the protein known as […]

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With $2M, Codagenix Becomes Accelerate LI’s First VC-Backed Grad

Accelerate Long Island’s main mission has been to turn the science at its nearby research institutions into full-fledged companies with venture investors of their own. With a small funding round being announced today, Codagenix has become the first one of those projects that can make that claim. Codagenix has raised a $2 million Series A […]

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Big Apple Biotech “Bootstraps” Forward at NewYorkBio Meeting

Tom Cirrito was dining out at a Mexican restaurant in midtown Manhattan over a decade ago when he overheard something that piqued his interest. At a table next to him, someone was talking about biotech. Cirrito, then an analyst at Piper Jaffray, was intrigued. He butted in, and his life changed. His restaurant neighbor was […]

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Accelerate LI’s Latest Startup Aims to Rewire Viruses With Software

Accelerate Long Island seeded its first batch of startups earlier this year, and today it has circled back with its latest investment—a company purporting to use computer tools to whip up synthetic viruses and create new vaccines. Accelerate LI and its strategic funding partner, the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, have invested $100,000 total—$50,000 apiece—in […]

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East Coast Biotech Roundup: Accelerate LI, ASCO, Akebia, & More

Fresh off Memorial Day barbecues, the life sciences world descended on Chicago last week for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting. But it was quickly back to the grind afterward, with deals, IPO news, and much more filling up the headlines on the East Coast. —After a few years fine-tuning its investment strategy, […]

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