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Nimbus combines in silico discovery, quick liquidity model; Bill Gates invests
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Nimbus Discovery LLC is based on an Atlas Venture model that uses a virtual
approach to drug discovery and puts each target program into a separate
subsidiary, thus making the assets easier to sell early in the development
process. The biotech and VC hope the result will be more efficient use of
capital and reduced time to liquidity.
The approach mirrors that taken
by the VC's Atlas Venture Development Corp., which is looking to develop
clinical candidates and then sell or partner them without the traditional
trappings that go with company formation (see BioCentury, Feb. 28).
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