Amgen backs WuXi NextCODE’s $75M B round; ImCheck bags €20 venture round for I-O work

→ The global contract genomics outfit WuXi NextCODE raised a $75 million B round from an international consortium of investors. Amgen Ventures was involved, along with 3W Partners in a raise led by Temasek and Yunfeng Capital. “Genomics is the crossroad where data and biology meet,” said Ge Li, chairman of WuXi NextCODE and founder and chairman of WuXi AppTec.

Pierre d’Epenoux, ImCheck

→ Angling to hit the clinic in 2019 with new immuno-oncology drugs, France’s ImCheck has raised a €20 million Series A round led by Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Kurma Partners, Idinvest and joined by Gimv and LSP. Based in Marseilles, the company is focused on gamma-delta T cells. The biotech also appointed Pierre d’Epenoux as chief executive officer.

→ Intec Pharma $NTEC says that Zeev Weiss has resigned as chief executive officer and a director of the company “to pursue other professional opportunities.” Weiss will serve as a clinical and business development consultant to Intec Pharma and the board appointed Giora Carni, a director since 2006 and chief executive officer of Intec Pharma from 2006 to 2014, as interim chief executive officer while a search for a new chief executive officer has begun.

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