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Arie Belldegrun is an Israeli-American billionaire that has launched and invested in various pharma companies. The Tel-Aviv born entrepreneur is, for instance, founder of Agensys, which was sold to Astellas Pharma in 2007. Since 2003, Belldegrun is investing – together with his wife Rebecka Belldegrun – in various sectors through their family office Bellco Capital. Amongst the target sectors is the life science industry. In January 2021, the life science-focused family office Bellco Capital invested in IconOVir. The firm develops a platform for oncolytic viruses that lead to anti-cancer responses and rapid tumor killing. Another investment of the pharma investor family office is UroGen Pharma, that works on non-surgical treatments for uro-oncology.
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