18:26 , Dec 5, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

U.K. unveils second life sciences deal, headlined by UCB investment

Just days ahead of a Parliamentary vote on a Brexit deal, the U.K. government announced Wednesday a second deal for life sciences that comprises mostly industry investment into the U.K. spearheaded by a £1 billion...
16:39 , Oct 26, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News

Dementia Discovery Fund, UK Dementia Research Institute partner to fund dementia research

The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) and UK Dementia Research Institute launched a partnership dubbed D3A to grant multiple awards of £100,000-£200,000 ($130,768-$261,536) to support clinical translation. D3A will fund translational projects from UK Dementia Research...
17:18 , Oct 24, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

Dementia Discovery Fund, UK Dementia Research Institute partner to fund dementia research

The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) and UK Dementia Research Institute launched a partnership dubbed D3A to grant multiple awards of £100,000-£200,000 ($130,768-$261,536) to support clinical translation. D3A will fund translational projects from UK Dementia Research...
19:41 , Nov 17, 2017 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Bill Gates invests $100M in AD research

Bill Gates invested $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) to develop disease-modifying therapies for Alzheimer's disease. In a blog post , Gates said he is looking to inject money into some fresh approaches...
07:00 , Oct 20, 2016 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

3Q16 Public-Private Partnership Roundup

  Formation of new PPPs cooled off considerably this summer after a blistering pace in 2Q16, with the fewest preclinical research-oriented partnerships since 3Q14. Only 37 partnerships were recorded by BioCentury in 3Q16, a nearly...
07:00 , Apr 7, 2016 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Public Funding Notebook: Transparency from outside

NIH's new deputy director for extramural research has set improving transparency as his banner priority, focusing in particular on the process for awarding grants and accountability over public funds. Michael Lauer, who replaced Sally Rockey...
02:25 , Nov 25, 2015 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

U.K., Gates target malaria with infectious disease fund

The U.K. government partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the five-year, L1 billion ($1.5 billion) Ross Fund, a global health fund to fight infectious diseases. The announcement came as part of...
07:00 , Oct 26, 2015 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Exploratory cash for dementia

The newly launched Dementia Discovery Fund is going far upstream of traditional VCs in hopes of finding novel biology for neurodegenerative disorders. Originally announced in March, the $100 million fund launched last week with SV...
07:00 , Jul 16, 2015 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Public-Private Partnership Roundup

There was an increase in PPP activity in 2Q15 over the last quarter. Of the 69 partnerships announced, 14 included big pharma or biotech companies, led by AstraZeneca plc and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. ,...
07:00 , Mar 23, 2015 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Dementia venture

The U.K. government, a non-profit and industry players are joining to launch the Dementia Discovery Fund to fill a gap left by declining venture investments in companies developing early stage Alzheimer's disease therapies. The LPs,...