CED’s Annual Life Science Conference

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Newsroom | 0 comments

CED’s Annual Life Science Conference

We are proud partners of CED, don’t miss out on the upcoming 2019 CED Life Science Conference where you can gain access to experienced industry visionaries, investors, thought leaders and more, all in one place. Register Now! You won’t want to miss this amazing event! https://bit.ly/2GTNPDJ Feb 26-27 in Raleigh, NC.

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Venture Volatility: 2018’s Banner Year Closed Cautiously

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Newsroom | 0 comments

2018 was a gangbuster year for VC-funding into startups, reaching levels not seen since the height of the dot-com and genomics era. According to recent data from the NVCA/Pitchbook, VC across all sectors topped $130B invested across nearly 9000 deals – the first time the industry has broken the $100B barrier since 2000.  In Pharma and Biotech, it was the biggest year in the history of the industry, reaching $17B across ~700 deals. The superficial headlines on the venture funding climate are great: everything is awesome! But the quarterly trendline in Pharma & Biotech reveals two...

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University of Florida and UF Health announce $20 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation

Posted by on Jan 19, 2019 in Newsroom | 0 comments

GAINESVILLE, FL. – The University of Florida and UF Health have received a $20 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation that will be used to establish the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, an institute focused on advancing research, technological innovation and clinical care for Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Lewy body, ALS, dystonia and concussions. The Fixel Family’s gift will be matched dollar for dollar by UF. The total $40 million funding package will catalyze a $100 million...

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience enters Partnership with Zeiss

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Newsroom | 0 comments

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announces a new “labs@location” partnership agreement between the MPFI Electron Microscopy (EM) Core Facility and Germany-based microscopy company ZEISS, known for its cutting-edge imaging technologies. As a “labs@location” partner institution, MPFI will have access to state-of-the-art ZEISS technology before it is commercially available, providing researchers with innovative imaging tools that will empower their search for new insights into how the brain works. MPFI is the only the third institution in the United States to...

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A.M. Pappas Life Science Ventures raises $85.7M fund

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Newsroom | 0 comments

DURHAM, N.C. – Pappas Life Science Ventures has raised a new $85.7 million investment fund, according to a regulatory filing. Arthur M. Pappas, better known as “Art,” has focused on life science investing as managing partner at Pappas Capital for 25 years. The products Pappas-backed companies have brought to market – for treating such conditions as melanoma, ovarian cancer, and hemophilia, have been used throughout the world to treat tens of thousands of patients and account for billions of dollars of revenue. Pappas received the CED Life Science Leadership Award in 2017 and...

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Fujifilm’s $90M Plan Adds 100 Jobs to Biomanufacturing Plant in Morrisville

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Newsroom | 0 comments

Fujifilm Corp. will expand its biomanufacturing facilities in Morrisville and add about 100 new employees as part of a $90 million investment in its contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) business to meet growing customer demand for biopharmaceuticals. The expansion will increase cell culture manufacturing capacity by about 25 percent and microbial capacity by about 50 percent at the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies plant at 101 J. Morris Commons Lane in Morrisville. It will include the addition of 2,000-liter single-use cell culture manufacturing trains, cell culture...

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