LONDON – Truffle Capital announced the $102 million first closing of its new Biomedtech fund and said it is in line to reach the final target of $240 million in 2018. The first three companies already have been set up and financed by the fund, which will back 12 university spinouts in total. "I'm pleased because it always takes time to raise money," said Philippe Pouletty, co-founder and CEO of Truffle. "Investors are never in a hurry when you are fundraising; it's only at IPO they want to rush.
LONDON – As the row over drug pricing gets louder, the return on investment (ROI) among the top 12 pharma companies continues to slide, according to the latest annual survey carried out by consultants at Deloitte LLP. The projected ROI of products currently in pharma pipelines fell to a lowly 3.2 percent in 2017. That compares to 10.1 percent in 2010, the first year the analysis was conducted.
LONDON – Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH has agreed to pay up €627.5 million (US$741.3 million) to buy Autifony Therapeutics Ltd.’s lead program, AUT-00206 and the associated ion channel modulation technology through which the compound was discovered. “This is an extremely important step forward for us,” said Autifony CEO Charles Large.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".