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Drug delivery specialist Genisphere receives an additional $2M in funding

Drug delivery specialist Genisphere announced that it has raised $2 million in private funding to advance its 3DNA nanotechnology platform through collaborations with pharma companies. The funders are existing investors including Corporate Fuel Partners.

Notable academic-pharma alliances of 2014

Pharma companies are increasingly relying on academic and nonprofit collaborations for basic science and drug discovery research, and some big players have formed some notable unions in 2014.

Eli Lilly takes the lead on AstraZeneca's Alzheimer's drug in $500M deal

Longtime Alzheimer's player Eli Lilly has agreed to pay $50 million in a near-term milestone and take charge of the development work in a collaboration package worth a total of up to $500 million.

iPod Touch to be used for diabetes monitoring following launch of HealthKit

Hospitals affiliated with Stanford and Duke University are initiating partnerships with Apple and its yet to be unveiled  HealthKit, designed to collect data from healthcare apps and present it to doctors in a centralized location. 

Icon and Medidata unite to give patients a louder voice in clinical trials

CRO magnate Icon and and eClinical outfit Medidata are pooling their resources to offer a combined platform for patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials, touting their technology as faster and more effective in surveying participants.

SRI teams up with Japan's Nobelpharma on gynecology drug

Nonprofit researcher SRI International has struck a deal with Japanese drugmaker Nobelpharma to collaborate on a new treatment for the painful gynecological disease endometriosis.

AliveCor teams with India's Apollo Hospitals to offer smartphone heart monitoring

AliveCor, the maker of the first FDA-approved smartphone-based device to detect atrial fibrillation, is partnering with Apollo Hospitals to provide the monitor to patients throughout India.

Harvard gets DARPA grant to develop soft, mobility exosuit

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Harvard University engineers up to $2.9 billion to develop a robotic suit to make walking easier for soldiers and potentially civilians with disabilities, the university announced today.

Blackberry to integrate medical devices in India

Blackberry is launching an ambitious project to integrate thousands of medical devices in India in order to detect illnesses earlier. 

Genmab re-ups with Seattle Genetics on a $211M armed antibody cancer drug pact

Genmab is taking its cancer drug collaboration with Seattle Genetics one more step forward. The Danish biotech is handing over an $11 million upfront and promising up to $200 million more to get the right to use Seattle Genetics' antibody-drug conjugate technology for its HuMax-AXL program.