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Acer Therapeutics Announces Reverse Merger With Houston’s Opexa

[Updated 6/6/17, 8:04 am] Houston—Opexa Therapeutics is the target of a reverse merger with Acer Therapeutics, a privately held pharmaceutical company based in the Boston area. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, the companies announced the arrangement and also said that Cambridge, MA-based Acer would receive $15.7 million in a financing […]

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Same Twist, New Funding: Gene Synthesizer Raises $61M Series D

Twist Bioscience is reeling in millions more in funding as the company, which has developed a process of manufacturing synthetic DNA, plans to expand in the U.S. and internationally. Based in San Francisco, Twist announced a $61 million Series D round of funding alongside a piece of debt financing for as much as $20 million. […]

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Data Gatherer Turned Drug Developer 23andMe Raises $79.1M, Wants More

23andMe, the data gatherer turned drug developer, appears to be raising $150 million of new funding, according to a document filed July 2 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company has sold $79.1 million in the offering so far, according to the document, which shows at least part of the funding was for Series […]

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GE Backs Evidation Health to Tackle Digital Health

[Updated 3/5/14 5:17 pm. See below.] Digital health is an amorphous category that can encompass everything from electronic health records to fitness apps. It’s been hard to grasp the real value of some of these technologies, as Xconomy’s Alex Lash examined in detail in October. GE Ventures is trying to address that problem. The firm […]

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A Big Day for Xconomy: Introducing Elise Craig and Alex Lash

At a growing media startup like Xconomy, there’s no task more thrilling than welcoming new editors and writers on board. Today is especially exciting, because I’ve got not one but two additions to tell you about. First, I’m extremely pleased to announce that Elise Craig has joined us as the new Editor of Xconomy San […]

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