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Public Company Edition: Four health care special purpose acquisition vehicles went public and two others announced mergers, but only one biopharma firm priced an IPO during the week of 19-23 October. Replimune’s $250m offering led recent FOPOs.
Nuvation started in 2018 and raised a $275m series A round in 2019. Now it is merging with the EcoR1 Capital-sponsored SPAC Panacea Acquisition Corp. and raising $500m in equity capital.
The UK backs the world's first COVID-19 human challenge studies to accelerate research – though the first results will not be ready until mid-2021.
As the clock ticks down to the US election day on 3 November, President Trump maintains that the first COVID-19 vaccine emergency use approval is imminent. Meanwhile, Fujifilm Toyama's Avigan is near to Japanese approval.