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AstraZeneca backs $80M round for ADC's antibody warhead tech

In June, Chris Martin took the helm at Spirogen spinoff ADC Therapeutics, where he's been working on a next-gen armed antibody pipeline. And he's just followed up with a whopping $80 million venture round that's designed to get the cancer company through the next three years--and possibly on into an IPO along the way.

JAMA: Two genetic tests, not one, could work better at diagnosing autism

As researchers look for innovative ways to diagnose children with autism, scientists are revealing new evidence showing the efficacy of using two genetic tests together to screen for the disorder.

BMS, AbbVie nab 'breakthrough' tag for multiple myeloma-fighting antibody

A new drug for blood cancer from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie is on the fast track to FDA approval, winning a priority review to treat multiple myeloma.

Quanterix and Banyan Biomarkers forge ahead with brain injury diagnostic tech

As the med tech industry zeroes in on noninvasive tests that rapidly diagnose concussions, Quanterix and Banyan Biomarkers are joining forces to develop products that could provide a new standard of care for patients.

Bayer takes its heart-failure drug into Phase III after a mid-stage success

Bayer is pushing forward with a new heart-failure treatment that could eventually contend with Novartis' blockbuster-in-waiting Entresto, mapping out a wide Phase III program for its oral drug.

Denver cannabis seller teams with vet to launch pet wellness line

The legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in a growing number of states like Colorado has brought plenty of controversy. But that's not stopping one Denver company from bringing its line of cannabis-based health products to the veterinary world.

UCL taps Elsevier resource to advance drug repurposing research

UCL has made Elsevier's PharmaPendium available to its researchers. The United Kingdom academic institution has subscribed to the resource to support its staffers' research into drug repurposing and the personalization of treatments.

Young entrepreneur shows off veterinary product at White House Demo Day

While there were plenty of health startups among the more than 30 companies featured at the first ever White House Demo Day in August, only one could boast it's already making a splash in animal health: New York based Suneris. During the event, the company's founder, Joe Landolina, demonstrated Vetigel, an algae-derived product designed to stop traumatic bleeding in 10 seconds.

Researchers successfully transplant insulin-producing cells via new technique

The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) has had positive results in the first patient in a Phase I/II, pilot trial of a technique it expects could result in a bioengineered mini organ. This could mean a breakthrough in the race to develop an artificial pancreas that produces insulin in Type 1 diabetic patients.

Takeda expands vaccine platform rights with Nanotherapeutics agreement

In an effort to widen the reach of its flu vaccines business--and to develop new vaccines on a familiar platform--Takeda has inked an agreement to expand its rights to the Vero cell technology platform for vaccines production from Florida's Nanotherapeutics, Inc.