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Imago BioSciences announces $40M Series B financing led by Omega Funds

On 21 March, Imago BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative treatments for myeloid diseases, announced a $40 million Series B financing led by Omega Funds, a GJE client and leading international investment firm that creates and invests in life sciences companies. Proceeds from the financing will be used...

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CJEU: No SPCs for new formulations of marketed active ingredients

The CJEU has provided further, somewhat limited, guidance on what pharmaceutical products may be awarded a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC), and the associated market exclusivity, in Europe. According to the CJEU, an earlier marketing authorisation issued for an active ingredient prevents an SPC being granted for a new formulation of...

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GJE client Lundbeckfonden Emerge co-invests $50 million in SNIPR Biome Limited

On 11 March 2019, Lundbeckfonden Emerge announced the completion of a joint $50 million investment in SNIPR Biome Limited, alongside co-investors LSP, North-East Family Office and Wellington Partners. SNIPR Biome is pioneering its proprietary CRISPR technology to revolutionise the treatment of microbial diseases. The constructs developed by SNIPR can subvert elements...

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GJE acquires Beresford Crump LLP

Gill Jennings & Every LLP (GJE) is pleased to announce that as of 1 March 2019, we have acquired Beresford Crump LLP (BCL). This acquisition illustrates GJE’s desire to grow by acquiring businesses and teams of people that believe in our vision and align with our people-first culture. We are...

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UK Biotech patent application searches: cheap as DNA chips!

Biotech patent applicants filing their priority applications at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) could now benefit from significant savings in search fees. This is another great reason to file your first applications in the UK. The UKIPO has today officially announced that they will be working with the European...

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