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Novartis Leads $100M Round for Fibrosis-Focused Pliant Therapeutics

When Novartis signed on as a partner to Pliant Therapeutics last fall, it also agreed to eventually take an equity stake in the smaller biotech. The Swiss pharmaceutical giant made good on that commitment Tuesday, leading a $100 million investment. Besides Novartis, the Series C round of funding adds so-called crossover investors, firms that invest […]

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Morphic Nets Another $80M For Integrin Drugs & First Human Tests

Morphic Therapeutic, a startup from Harvard scientist-entrepreneur Tim Springer, has reloaded with an $80 million Series B round that should get the company to its first human tests. The round includes a number of crossover investors (including Invus and EcoR1; Novo Holdings and Omega Funds co-led the financing), which back both private and publicly traded […]

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Pliant Picks Up $62M to Test Lung, Liver Fibrosis Drug in the Clinic

The cause of fibrosis, the hardening and thickening of connective tissue in organs, isn’t known and it has few treatments. Pliant Therapeutics aims to bring patients who have this chronic and life-threatening condition in the lungs or the liver a new treatment option—and it now has $62 million to test its lead drug in humans. […]

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Harvard’s Springer Gets $51.5M From Pharmas, Others, For Latest Startup

Inside our bodies, our cells move around, communicate, form new tissue, and heal wounds with the help of proteins called integrins. But when disease occurs, integrins get the wrong cues and do damage—they might help tumors grow, or promote inflammation or scarring inside the body.  Several drugs to block bad integrin behavior and treat a […]

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Accumetrics CEO Measures Progress of Its Medical Diagnostics Business

Accumetrics CEO Tim Still tells me much has changed since I profiled the San Diego medical diagnostics company in 2009. The venture-backed company makes an automated diagnostic instrument that uses a disposable test kit to measure a cardiovascular patient’s specific response to anti-clotting drugs. More than a million Americans are hospitalized each year due to […]

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Accumetrics Adds $7 Million in Venture Funding, Plans to Reach Profitability

San Diego-based Accumetrics says today it has raised an additional $7 million as part of a Series E venture round that was announced last October, when the biomedical diagnostics company raised about $16.5 million. The company says it has closed out the round after raising $24 million altogether. The latest funding brings the total capital […]

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Accumetrics Gunning To Be the Medical Diagnostics Standard for Managing Cardiovascular Disease

Doctors often prescribe a drug like clopidogrel (Plavix) or aspirin to help prevent their patients from suffering a heart attack, stroke, or even waxy plaque buildup along the inside of blood vessels. But how do they know if the dosage is correct, and that the drug prescribed is actually working as intended to prevent blood […]

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