Three months after Alnylam Pharmaceuticals halted trials of a hemophilia drug due to a patient's death, the Cambridge biotech has gotten permission from the FDA to resume studies. Alnylam (Nasdaq: ALNY), one of the state's largest and most valuable biotechs, stopped the Phase 2 and Phase 3 studies of fitusiran in September after one patient died of brain swelling triggered by a blood clot. The news sank shares of Alnylam, shaving $1 billion from its market cap.
A new health care-focused venture capital firm has quietly launched in downtown Boston, boasting an initial $255 million fund and a powerful executive team that includes the former CEO of Kite Pharma. Vida Ventures disclosed the fund in a Dec. 5 federal filing, which also lists a handful of executive officers.
With a massive new influx of financing, South Boston-based Ginkgo Bioworks has joined an exclusive club: privately held life sciences companies in the state worth over $1 billion. Ginkgo, which makes microbes that are used in a wide range of industries, from pharmaceuticals to agriculture, unveiled a $275 million Series D round on Thursday. That brings Ginkgo's total funding to $429 and gives the 9-year-old company a valuation north of $1 billion, making it a so-called "unicorn."
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Selecting a term
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