Tag Archives: Millenium Pharmaceuticals

Affinivax Lands $120M to Take MAPS Tech Into New Vaccine Territory

Affinivax has a lead program with early clinical data showing the potential to best a pharmaceutical giant’s blockbuster vaccine. The startup now has $120 million in financing to see just how much further its technology can go. The Series B round of funding announced Thursday was led by Viking Global Investors. Cambridge, MA-based Affinivax develops […]

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Eying Clinical Trials, Shattuck Labs Adds $46M for Immunotherapy R&D

Austin — [Updated 5/30/18, 11:08 a.m. See below.] Shattuck Labs, a biotech that licensed technology from cancer drug developer Heat Biologics, added a cash windfall right before the holiday weekend—a $46.6 million equity round of financing, according to a May 25 securities filing. Austin-based Shattuck has an experimental immunotherapy in preclinical development that it believes can […]

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Takeda, Maverick Therapeutics Enter $125M Cancer Therapy Partnership

Takeda Pharmaceutical, aiming to bolster its cancer drug pipeline, has signed on Maverick Therapeutics to a $125 million partnership for developing new immunotherapy treatments. The funding for Brisbane, CA-based Maverick includes an upfront option, a $23 million Series B investment, and cash for research and development. At the end of the five-year deal, Takeda has […]

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East Coast Life Sciences Roundup: Termeer, Atlas, OSI Pharma & More

All eyes in the biotech world will soon turn to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago, but for now, the industry keeps humming along. This week’s news was highlighted by partnerships, product launches and big name hirings—and lowlighted by the closure of the long time anchor of Long Island’s biotech scene. […]

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East Coast Life Sciences Roundup: Dunsire, Good Start, Nimbus, & More

It was a busy week of big promise and big moves for biotechs on the East Coast. One biotech added to a string of partnerships and awaits results from a key mid-stage study for one of its own drugs. Another signed its first deal with Big Pharma. And one well-respected life sciences executive abruptly left. […]

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Still Waiting for the Ships to Come in at Third Rock Ventures

Third Rock Ventures was in the enviable position of turning away some institutional investors when the life sciences venture firm recently closed on $516 million for its third venture fund. So first let me say, “Congratulations!” to team Third Rock. Mark Levin has demonstrated at Third Rock and as the chairman and CEO of Cambridge, […]

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