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Jones takes TTH to court
Markus Jones has sued his former employer Technology Transfer Heidelberg, alleging that his dismissal following the scandal around spinout Heiscreen was unfair.
Michaels makes an entrance at Georgia State
Cliff Michaels has wrapped up 13 years at Emory University to direct Georgia State University's Office of Technology Licensing and Commercialization.
UChicago helps shape $160m Pear fund
Pear's third seed fund stands at more than twice the size of its precursor, having secured the continued backing of University of Chicago.
LandSpace embraces $71m
Space rocket producer LandSpace, a Tsinghua University spinout, has now raised about $200m in all from investors including Xidian University and 36kr Media.
Isar Aerospace takes off with $17m series A
Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners has taken part in a $17m series A round for Isar Aerospace, co-founded by three students at TU Munich.
Daily deal net: December 10, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Divakaran climbs the ladder at Duke University
Dinesh Divakaran has become director for digital innovations at Duke University's TTO, building on four years as associate director.
Epidarex dials up drug discovery scheme
Epidarex Capital has launched a new drug discovery initiative providing seed funding and hands-on support to nurture fledgling projects.

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Daily deal net: December 9, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Jasper springs to life with $35m
Building on translational science from Stanford, Jasper has secured funding to progress its Amgen-licensed conditioning agent for patients awaiting stem cell transplants.
Daily deal net: December 6, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Roche polishes Black Diamond's $85m series C
The cancer drug developer emerged from stealth with $194m in funding, $85m of which was just closed in a round featuring returning investor Roche Venture Fund.
Duolingo converses with CapitalG for $30m
Carnegie Mellon University's language teaching app Duolingo has received series F funding from existing backer CapitalG and is now valued at $1.5bn.
Limelight shines in $75m round
Gene therapy developer Limelight Bio grew from research at University of Pennsylvania and has landed $75m in its first publicly-disclosed round.

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Big deal: Oxford PV begins capturing series D
Goldwind, Legal & General and Equinor have all taken part in a series D that achieved a $41m first close and boosted the Oxford spinout’s total equity and debt to more than $118m.
Big deal: Ribon ties together $65m series B
Ribon Therapeutics has emerged out of stealth after three years of developing a lead asset targeting cancer based on research at MIT, UT Southwestern and Harvard Medical School.
Otsuka takes up Veryan’s acquisition offer
ICL vascular implant spinout Veryan Medical has been bought by medical device firm Otsuka after raising $56m from investors including IP Group.
Big deal: Orchard harvests $200m IPO
Orchard Therapeutics has listed in the US following a $200m initial public offering that came just three years after the gene therapy developer was spun out of UCL.
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