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Daily deal net: August 19, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
GraphPad scribbles down SnapGene
SnapGene, a molecular biology documentation spinout of UChicago, has been acquired by scientific data analysis tool provider GraphPad Software.
IURTC begins new era as IU Ventures
Indiana University's IURTC has become IU Ventures with a purview dedicated to administering the Philanthropic Venture Fund, angel network and entrepreneurial support services.
Daily deal net: August 9, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Freiburg celebrates Cytena exit
Cell culturing technology Cellink has bought University of Freiburg's single-cell dispensing spinout Cytena for almost $34m.
MedWhat court strikes down more discovery objections
Motion-to-compel fines have been served to parties from Stanford University and Stanford-StartX Fund for blocking MedWhat's discovery request in the ongoing legal case.
HKU funding program fuels 25 spinouts
HKU has selected 25 university-linked businesses to receive funding from its portion of the government-funded Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities.
Aquinox combines with Washington’s Neoleukin
UW-founded cancer immunotherapy developer Neoleukin Therapeutics will merge with Aquinox in an all-share deal giving the spinout's shareholders roughly 38.6% equity in the new company.

Other News

MedWhat case sours further
MedWhat's request to replace a judge hearing the case against Stanford-StartX Fund has been refused and the company has been ordered to pay costs for blocking discovery.
UA plots incubator drive
The newly-named University of Arizona Center for Innovation is to expand with regional partnerships and additional office space as it looks to cement the university’s role in driving local entrepreneurship.
Woolf ventures to BIDMC
Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has appointed MIT TLO's Tod Woolf as executive director of the Technology Ventures Office.
Vanegas and Coulston shore up Pittsburgh promotions
Maria Vanegas and George Coulston have been promoted to senior licensing manager for life sciences and physical sciences respectively at University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute.
Manchester reinforces Masood Enterprise Centre
UMI3's innovation optimiser team has moved across to the Masood Enterprise Centre alongside new recruits Fatemeh Salehi and Jacob Salder.
Princeton picks Priestley for new vice-dean position
Rodney Priestley will become Princeton University’s first vice-dean for innovation next February, lending greater emphasis to its innovation and entrepreneurship strategy.

Editor's Picks

It’s not about the money
Lessons from the GUV Summit in Houston, Texas, this month
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.
UCL Technology Fund: an unparalleled approach to commercialisation
Editor Thierry Heles sits down with David Grimm (pictured), manager of the UCL Technology Fund, to find out what makes the fund unique among its UK and international peers.
Editorial: For the good of investors
As MedWhat scores an initial win in its courtroom battle with Stanford, finds itself in the middle of allegations that its licensing deal with Sloan Kettering was improper.
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