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20 March 2017

News round up 20 March 2017

A round up of all the latest news on www.globaluniversityventuring.com for our subscribers.

Author: Thierry Heles, editor

Oxford boldly goes into cannabinoid research

Oxford University has partnered Kingsley Capital Partners to conduct research into cannabis-based medication through a new company dubbed Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies.

GE Healthcare adopts Monica

Nottingham spinout Monica Healthcare, which has developed monitoring technology for expectant mothers and their babies, has been acquired by GE Healthcare.

Cell Medica applies $73m series C

Touchstone Innovations has returned for the immunotherapy developer’s series C round, having co-founded the company in 2007 and backed every round since then.

Gestigon hitches a ride with Valeo

Valeo has acquired Lübeck spinout Gestigon, providing an exit to High-Tech Gründerfonds and Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein.

NUS helps build Block71 in Jakarta

NUS Enterprise is driving an expansion of the Singapore-based Block71 incubator into Jakarta.

AgroSavfe grows series B round

VC firm Sofinnova Partners has invested in the biopesticide developer spun out of VIB, boosting a PMV-backed round to $11.7m.

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