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SHANGHAI – Acea Biosciences Inc., a company that got its start selling instruments used for drug discovery and along the way developed its own pipeline of novel drug compounds, has just closed its first venture round, receiving $30 million from Lilly Asia Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners.

DUBLIN – UK gene therapy firm Nightstarx Ltd. took in $35 million in a series B round to move its lead program in choroideremia into a pivotal trial next year and to move two other programs in inherited retinal diseases into the clinic by 2017.

SHANGHAI – Tianjin Cansino Inc., the company behind China's phase II Ebola vaccine, has received a $30 million investment from well-respected health care venture firms Qiming Venture Partners and Lilly Asia Ventures.

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