iGan Partners

Mayo Clinic and nference form Qrativ, AI platform for developing rare disease therapies

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Mayo Clinic and nference, a healthcare data synthesis company powered by artificial intelligence (AI), recently announced they’re joining forces to form the startup company Qrativ. This startup will combine nference’s AI knowledge synthesis platform and the Mayo Clinic’s experience and expertise in medicine and healthcare to identify and develop new therapies for patients where an unmet need exists. Orphan diseases have been chosen as the prime focus of Qrativ’s efforts.

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inVentiv Health, INC Research announce merger

Monday, May 22, 2017

INC Research and inVentiv Health, two of the largest CROs in the world, recently announced their consolidation into a single, unified CRO entity. This merger of INC-inVentiv will effectively create the second largest outsourcing provider in the biopharmaceutical industry with a combined net revenue of approximately $3.2 billion. The CRO will likely become one of the top three global CROs.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to acquire AI startup Meta

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

iGan Partners is thrilled to announce the pending acquisition of its portfolio company, Meta, by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Launched in 2015 by Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is dedicated to advancing human potential and promoting equal opportunity, with a current focus on scientific research, education, and building strong communities. The goal of their science initiative is to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century.

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