Amarin buys privately held Israeli Ester Neurosciences for $32m

Ester Neurosciences logoAnother Israeli exit in the biotech sector. Clinical research firm Amarin agreed to acquire Israel-based privately held research and development company Ester Neurosciences for an initial $15m (€10.2m), in addition to $17m (€11.5m) in contingent payments.

Ester Neurosciences Ltd. is a development stage biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery and development of novel therapeutic products for the treatment of neurological disorders such as myasthenia gravis, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and acute stress reactions. Ester’s unique platform technology is based on the company’s breakthrough discoveries relating to cholinergic neuromodulation and its involvement in the diseased state. Ester was led by Prof. Eli Hazum, and founded in 1997. [via]

 

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Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote
Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He’s an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.