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New Merck Serono Biotechnology Ventures Fund

Merck KGaA, the Darmstadt-based company (not part of Merck & Co. Inc. of the U.S.),  is starting a biotechnology venture capital fund that will invest €40 million ($55 million) in emerging biotech companies during the next five years, with a focus on the core therapeutic areas of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Oncology, Autoimmune & Inflammatory Diseases, Endocrinology and Fertility, as well as enabling tool and discovery technologies.  Companies wishing to submit proposals or receive additional information can contact Merck Serono Ventures via their website.

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