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2014-01-09 08:27:14

New CEO and Members Appointed to Board of Directors SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avelas Biosciences announced today the closing of a $6.85 million tranche of a Series B financing round - bringing the total funds raised since inception to ~$14 million. The funds will be used to support ongoing development of the Avelas Cancer Illuminator (ACI) candidate, AVB-620, through first-in-patient study. The financing was led by founding investor, Avalon Ventures, joined by new...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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