Friday
August 12
2016

Bill Gates fund invests in Australian start-up Atomo

An investment fund backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates has taken a multimillion dollar stake in an Australian biotech start-up.

Atomo Diagnostics has invented quick, cheap and accurate tests for HIV, malaria and Ebola. Global Health Investment Fund purchased an 8.4 percent stake in the medical company for about A$3.3m (£1.9m, $2.5m). The fund, a joint venture between the Gates Foundation and JPMorgan, finances initiatives that benefit global health.

The US fund focuses on infectious diseases that include malaria, pre-eclampsia, cholera and river blindness. Atomo’s valuation after the latest round of investment is around A$30m.

Source: BBC (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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