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University venture fund University of Tokyo Edge Capital (Utec) has co-led a $7.5m round for India-based biopharmaceutical business Bugworks Research, the Economic Times reported today. Venture firm Global Brain co-led the round, which also featured healthcare investment company Acquipharma. Founded in 2014, Bugworks Research hopes to commercialise new antibiotics to treat bacterial infections and lessen the impact of anti-microbial resistance to existing drugs. The company’s pipeline focuses on a gyrase-topoisomerase inhibitor currently undergoing phase 1 studies in an intravenous form,…

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