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Trade Sale

Curavi completes three-way merger
UPMC's patient telemedicine service Curavi Health has completed a merger that enables its founding institution to retain an equity stake.
Century assimilates Empirica Therapeutics
University of Toronto and McMaster University-founded glioblastoma Car T-cell therapy developer Empirca Therapeutics has been acquired by Century Therapeutics.
LGC screens Native Antigen Company
University of Birmingham‘s infectious disease reagent producer Native Antigen Company has been acquired in a deal enabling Mercia Asset Management to exit.
Immatics completes $253m reverse merger
University of Tübingen’s immuno-oncology spinout Immatics has undertaken a reverse merger with special purpose acquisition company Arya Sciences to list in the US.
Siemens integrates UltraSoc Technologies
University of Kent's UltraSoc Technologies, which provides integrated circuit safety technologies, has agreed to an acquisition by Siemens.
AnswerDash responds to purchase offer
University of Washington’s artificial intelligence-powered customer support spinout AnswerDash has been bought by CloudEngage.
Xavier cashes in acquisition cheque
Receipt Bank has purchased Xavier Analytics, a portfolio company of SETsquared Bristol.
Illumina decodes BlueBee acquisition
TU Delft and Imperial-founded genetic data analytics software provider BlueBee has been picked up after raising at least $13.5m of funding.

Other News

RWS sweeps up Iconic Translation Machines
RWS Holdings had bought language translation software developer Iconic Translation Machines, founded on DCU's research into translating patents.
360 Security encloses HanSight
Chinese Academy of Sciences-owned Cash Capital secured an exit as big data cybersecurity technology provider HanSight was acquired for an undisclosed sum.
VMware draws up Lastline acquisition deal
Osage University Partners is in line for an exit as the anti-malware software developer, based on UCSB and Northeastern research, agrees to an acquisition.
Apple picks up Inductiv
Apple has bought Inductiv to integrate the latter's machine learning data cleanup expertise, based on Stanford, Wisconsin-Madison and Waterloo faculty innovations.
ID Connect links up with Ilúm Health
UPMC's ID Connect has absorbed Merck & Co's Ilúm Health Solutions to boost its client base and services offering.
UA’s FreeFall Aerospace completes merger
UAVC-backed antenna technology spinout FreeFall Aerospace has merged with one of its clients in order to focus its efforts on 5G communications.

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: QuantumScape fuels up on VW cash
VW will invest $100m in QuantumScape and form a joint venture with the Stanford spinout to develop batteries for long-range electric vehicles.
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.
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