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Mergers And Acquisition

NetScientific picks up ProAxsis
QUB spinout ProAxsis has been fully acquired by NetScientific, which previously backed the company’s sole funding round in 2014.
Astellas takes an Iota in acquisition deal
The UC Berkeley spinout has been snapped up by Astellas, two years after the latter took part in its series A round.
Disarm hands itself to Eli Lilly
Eli Lilly will acquire the WUSTL-linked neurological disease therapy developer in a $135m deal that could top $1.2bn with milestone payments.
Gamma Biosciences absorbs Nanopareil
Nanopareil employs nanofibre membranes to separate chemical compounds for the purposes of purifying biopharmaceutical candidates.
Momentus finds Stable Road to Nasdaq
University of Wyoming-backed Momentus is set to merge with SPAC Stable Road Acquisition in a deal that values the space infrastructure company at $1.2bn.
Readcoor agrees to $350m acquisition
10x Genomics has bought Harvard's genetic sequencing system provider and also revealed it closed its purchase of Stockholm University spinout CartaNA.
Jamespot to combine with Open Agora
Satt Erganeo-backed Open Agora offers software to run opinion surveys within enterprise software such as Slack.
Snyk executes purchase of DeepCode
The ETH Zurich software security spinout had raised at least $5.2m before it was purchased by Snyk yesterday for an undisclosed sum.

Other News

Roche fires up $448m Inflazome acquisition
Inflazome, which advances University of Queensland and Trinity College Dublin research to develop treatments for inflammation, has been bought by Roche for $448m.
Fiagon Medical enters Intersect ENT
University hospital Charité’s sinus surgery spinout Fiagon Medical has been acquired for more than $70m, with Cascara Ventures and Donghai Securities also scoring exits.
HelioCampus wraps up ABC Insights
College benchmarking system ABC Insights measures, categorises and compares human capital spend at its member institutions on administrative functions such as IT management and communications.
Cordovan dives out of QUB’s TruCorp
Cordovan Capital Partners has sold its stake in QUB-founded clinician training equipment supplier TruCorp at a 10.4-fold return.
Esri sets up nFrames for acquisition
University of Stuttgart has scored an exit with the acquisition of nFrames, a 3D mapping technology spinout also backed by Vector Informatik.
Lodo locks down Hibiskus
The MSU cancer drug spinout has been acquired on the strength of its expertise in proteasome inhibitors and preclinical pipeline.

Editor's Picks

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: Novo pens $800m Ziylo acquisition
Ziylo, a spinout from University of Bristol that is working on a diabetes treatment, has been acquired by Novo Nordisk for a total that could exceed $800m.
Big deal: Roche derives MS treatment
Versant's unusual build-to-buy model has resulted in Roche acquiring a target for MS based on UCSF research and the venture firm launching a new spinout, Pipeline Therapeutics.
Tsinghua spreads $1.3bn buyout
Tsinghua University offers $1.3bn in a takeover bid of smartphone chipset manufacturer Spreadtrum.
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