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The firms hope academic research can yield first-in-class therapies and spinout companies. Also, Yale unveils research alliances with three biotechs.
Tech Transfer Roundup: Anixa Thinks Cleveland Clinic IP Offers Potential In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Anixa obtains cancer vaccine targeted to proteins common in breast cancer from Cleveland Clinic. Arxx licenses Cancer Research UK antibody that targets tumor microenvironment.
While Forbion's new €360m venture capital fund and other investors have emerged to fund private and public companies, BARDA and other US agencies have been active supporters of biopharma firms in recent weeks. Also, KSQ grabs $80m in VC cash and VelosBios brings in $50m.
Tmunity launched in early 2016 with $10m in seed funding for novel T-cell therapies, two of which are now in the clinic. The company reunites former Novartis cell therapy head Oz Azam and CAR-T researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.
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