Google Ventures, formed back in March, has made its first investment into a biotech company, according to Fierce Biotech. The company invested about $13 million into antibody start-up Adimabm, which uses computational approaches to develop its antibody library. Google Venture plans to invest $100 million in biotech in the coming year.

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