|   From the Trenches

Core (Values) Workout

Like many middle-aged weekend warriors, I’ve been recently sidelined by injury simply through doing what I’ve regularly done: run. Injury stopped me from running last fall and I’ve since seen orthopods and running experts galore. But it’s been the physical therapists who’ve really laid the hammer home: “Jeb, you need to work on your core.” To quote (in what must be a first for the LifeSciVC blog) Shape magazine, “Your core is your entire support system… Core strength is crucial in every movement you do.”

This blog was written by Jeb Keiper, CEO of Nimbus Therapeutics LLC, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC.

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  |   LifeSciVC

BioPharma M&A Drives More Efficient Resource Allocation

By Bruce Booth, DPhil, Partner

M&A is an omnipresent reality in the biopharma industry, from Big Pharma mega-mergers to smaller acquisitions of emerging startups.

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  |   In the News

Akrevia no more, Xilio Therapeutics bags $101M for I-O programs

As it gears up to move its immuno-oncology programs into the clinic, Akrevia Therapeutics has reeled in a $100.5 million series B and changed its name to Xilio Therapeutics to mark its transition from a research-focused company to an R&D-stage one.

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  |   From the Trenches

Call Me, Maybe

My first job at a public company was when I joined Biogen or Biogen Idec as it was then called. One of the rituals of the team was to listen in to the quarterly earnings calls, usually on speaker in a conference room as we drank our morning cup of joe and caught up on emails. It was interesting to hear company leaders describe R&D progress and the quarterly performance figures but the best bit was the incisive analyst questions.

This blog post was written by Aoife Brennan, CEO of Synlogic, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC.

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  |   LifeSciVC

Wither New Biotech Startups?

By Bruce Booth, DPhil, Partner

Biotech is in the midst of an incredible era of innovation: new modalities and novel medicines delivering real value to patients, leading to a decade-long bull cycle. It’s been exhilarating to watch and participate in this market, and venture capital activity in biopharma remains near all-time highs.

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