Pfizer inks an early-stage collaboration deal as it invests in another startup; Stem cell startup lands cardiac tech
A busy Pfizer is partnering with South San Francisco-based Ab Initio Biotherapeutics on the discovery of new GPCR activator drugs. Pfizer is investing in the company as part of this collaboration and handing over a deal that includes an unspecified upfront as well as milestones. Just a couple of days ago Pfizer helped launch a new oncolytic virus biotech in Alameda, CA dubbed Ignite. The pharma giant took a 50% stake in that upstart.
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