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Daily Brief: Dementia Fund hits $350m mark, hard Brexit could cost £100bn in trade and troublesome results for Pfizer’s Ibrance

Daily Brief: Dementia Fund hits $350m mark, hard Brexit could cost £100bn in trade and troublesome results for Pfizer’s Ibrance

The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) confirmed yesterday that it had raised £250m ($350m), boosted by a $60m investment from US non-profit organisation AARP, which aims to help older people live ... The fundraising far exceeded its initial target of $200m (

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  • British Business Bank sets up £2.5bn fund for ‘unicorn’ firms British Business Bank sets up £2.5bn fund for ‘unicorn’ firms

    A new UK government-backed investment vehicle to provide long-term capital for British businesses has been launched, with a fund backing dementia drug developers among the first to benefit. ... The Dementia Discovery Fund is one of two VCs given funding

  • Pfizer drops neuroscience R&D, cutting 300 jobs Pfizer drops neuroscience R&D, cutting 300 jobs

    It will also set up a dedicated venture capital fund to invest in other companies carrying out neuroscience R&D and “support continued efforts to advance the field”. ... Pfizer is already one of the founder members of the cross-company Dementia

  • Woodford investment pushes Dementia Discovery Fund to £100m Woodford investment pushes Dementia Discovery Fund to £100m

    Fund aims to back 40 projects over its 15-year term. Thanks to a £15m pledge from Neil Woodford's investment group, the public-private Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) has now ... therapies. The DDF's chief scientific officer - former Takeda drug discovery

  • GSK and J&J back new UK dementia discovery fund GSK and J&J back new UK dementia discovery fund

    Pharma giants collaborate with government to find new treatments. GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson &Johnson and Pfizer have signed up to support a new UK government dementia discovery fund. ... The fund will work with universities, academic institutes and the

  • Freeman: More pharma-charity research partnerships needed Freeman: More pharma-charity research partnerships needed

    Similar partnerships have been launched in recent years for conditions, including dementia and Parkinson's disease - both areas of significant unmet medical need. ... Earlier this year, Lilly, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Biogen Idec and Johnson &Johnson

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  • 30 Women Leaders in UK Healthcare (part 2) 30 Women Leaders in UK Healthcare (part 2)

    In the meantime, she is challenging not just the accepted ways of conducting drug discovery, but also some of the male behaviour that can mar the working environment. ... the UK’s new Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) and serves on the DDF Investment

  • The world is our laboratory The world is our laboratory

    This year, through J&J Innovation, we will invest $10m into the UK government-led Global Dementia Discovery Fund, supporting innovative research into the area. ... This was set up in 2013 to identify innovative solutions for dementia care.

  • Pharma deals in March 2015 Pharma deals in March 2015

    This month saw GSK invest $25m, J&J $10m and the UK Government $22m into the Dementia Discovery fund, a joint initiative also including Lilly, Biogen and Pfizer to research treatments

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  • Forecasting in Forgotten Markets

    To help address a lack of investment in novel dementia science a new £100M Dementia Discovery Fund ( ) was launched towards the end of last year. ... Managed by SV Life Sciences the fund is focused primarily on Phase I and II research and aims to help

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