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Best of 2012 Eurobiotechnews

21.12.2012 - At the end of the year eurobiotechnews.eu presents a brief statistics on the popular articles on biotech in 2012.

Here is the ranking of our most prominent news.

1. First gene therapy in Europe approved

2. GSK aquires Cellzome

3. UCB: Positive Phase III results with Cimzia

4. Sanofi: Timeout for Campath

5. EMA changes biosimilar rules

The top 5 of 2012's most-read articles all feature topics in medicine and pharmacology. However, EuroBiotechNews also reports about new developments in industrial and agricultural biotechnology as well as research politics in general. This is reflected by the most-read articles No. 8 and No. 11. Baltic biotech attracts investors is an exclusive conference report about the first Life Science Baltics conference. Study claims GMO cancer risk picks up one of the most controversial discussion in 2012: the safety of genetically modified maize.

We hope that you will join us again in 2013 as your source of breaking biotech news.

EuroBiotechNews wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We will be back with daily news and a packed calendar on Wednesday 2nd January.

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MicrobiomeFranceDenmarkEU

24.05.2016 One of the pioneering companies developing pharmaceuticals and diagnostics based on the gut microbiome, Enterome Bioscience, has raised €14.5m in a Series C financing round. Among the investors were Seventure and Lundbeckfond as well as Nestlé.

AntibioticsEUUKItaly

20.05.2016 The long awaited global review on antimicrobial resistance by economist Lord Jim O’Neill has been published. It sets out an action plan to defeat superbugs with a huge awareness campaign and rapid diagnostics to be used before antibiotics are prescribed.

LicensingGermanyIrelandSwitzerland

18.05.2016 Bayer is deepening its involvement in CRISPR with a licensing agreement for genome editing patents. Irish partner ERS Genomics holds the rights to the CRISPR/Cas9 tech from Emmanuelle Charpentier, one of the inventors.

M&AGermany

17.05.2016 Newly rebranded Siemens Healthcare has entered the field of molecular testing for cancers with the acquisition of Cologne-based NEO New Oncology.

FinancingUK

11.05.2016 Newly spun out company OxStem has raised £16.9m (€21.5m) to develop regenerative meds for the treatment of age-related disease. It is the largest financing for an Oxford spin-out – or any UK academic spin-out – to date.

FinancingSwitzerland

09.05.2016 Swiss Genentech partner AC Immune has raised CHF42.7m (€38.6m) in order to advance its therapeutic and diagnostic product pipeline in Alzheimer’s disease. The news follows a recently announced R&D collaboration with Biogen.

FinancingSpain

04.05.2016 Barcelona-based epigenetics expert Oryzon Genomics has closed a debt funding round of €10.5m, bringing the total money raised since last year to €27m. The funds will serve to advance the company’s two LSD1 inhibitors in cancer and neurodegeneration.

Open InnovationFrance

03.05.2016 Ipsen is strengthening its ties to long-time development partner Oncodesign, a Dijon-based cancer treatment biotech. The French pharma is handing over the pre-clinical pharmacology for its oncology research programmes to Oncodesign.

FinancingSwitzerlandEU

29.04.2016 Swiss bank Group UBS has raised US$471m (€412m) for the UBS Oncology Impact Fund, which was set up to invest in early-stage cancer treatments. The money raised by the fund, nearly half of which comes from investors in Asia, is the largest amount ever raised for such a cancer investment fund.

Industry reportGermany

27.04.2016 More revenue, more jobs, more financing, more R&D expenditure – all signs point towards sustainable growth in the German biotech sector. These are the results of the most recent company survey 2016, published by biotechnologie.de. The report was once again conducted alongside the biotech standards defined by the organisation for economic cooperation and development (OECD).

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