Versant Ventures has closed three new funds with an aggregate raise of $950 million to allocate to the next wave of innovative startups across North America and Europe. The money is new, but everything else is more or less unchanged. “It’s the same strategy, same team, same geography, same operational model,” Versant chairman and managing director Brad Bolzon told BioWorld.
Boston Scientific Corp. has scooped up an approval from the U.S. FDA for the Ranger drug-coated balloon to help those with peripheral artery disease in the superficial femoral artery and proximal popliteal artery.
The U.S. FDA has given the green light to a new type of treatment to help smokers quit, clearing the way for the first time the use of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) for short-term smoking cessation in adults.