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  • FINANCIAL NEWS: 23andMe raises $79.1M toward $150M target

    Genomics company 23andMe Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) has raised $79.1 million of a planned $150 million round of funding, according to an SEC filing. The company declined to comment. In March, 23andMe said it would …

    Published on 7/6/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Essex Woodlands raises $360.5M toward $750M fund

    Healthcare investment firm Essex Woodlands has raised a total of $360.5 million toward its planned $750 million Essex Woodlands Fund IX, according to an SEC filing. Essex Woodlands said last year it had raised $221.5 …

    Published on 7/6/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Financial tracks

    Frazier Healthcare hired Tadataka Yamada as a venture partner on its life sciences team and senior advisor to its growth buyout team. Yamada was CMO and CSO at Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo:4502).

    Published on 7/6/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Mousera adds $20M to series A round

    Mousera Inc. (San Mateo, Calif.) disclosed that it raised $20 million in an extension of its series A round. Data Collective led the financing; fellow new investors Dolby Family Ventures and Ame Cloud Ventures also …

    Published on 7/2/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Natera gains after $180M IPO

    Diagnostics company Natera Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA) gained $4.74 (26%) to $22.74 in its first day of trading Thursday after raising $180 million through the sale of 10 million shares at $18 in an offering underwritten by …

    Published on 7/2/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Corvus reveals $33.5M series A round

    Immuno-oncology play Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Burlingame, Calif.) disclosed that it raised $33.5 million in a series A round in December 2014. OrbiMed Advisors led the round, and Novo Ventures and Adams Street …

    Published on 7/1/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Kiadis raises EUR 32.7M in IPO

    Kiadis Pharma B.V. (Euronext:KDS) raised EUR 32.7 million ($36.2 million) through the sale of 2.6 million shares at EUR 12.50 in an IPO underwritten by Kempen; KBC Securities; and Peel Hunt. The IPO price values the …

    Published on 7/1/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Allscripts, Soon-Shiong in two-way investment deal

    Healthcare information technology company Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:MDRX) invested $200 million for a 10% stake in NantHealth, a health care IT subsidiary of Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantWorks LLC (Los …

    Published on 6/30/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Samsung Bioepis considering NASDAQ IPO

    Samsung Bioepis Co. Ltd., a JV between Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Samsung Group (Seoul, South Korea), said it is considering an IPO of undisclosed size on NASDAQ. Spokesperson Jamyung Cha told BioCentury the company …

    Published on 6/30/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Sanaria raises $48.5M to fund malaria vaccine studies

    Sanaria Inc. (Rockville, Md.) said the government of Equatorial Guinea, Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE:MRO), Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE:NBL) and Atlantic Methanol Production Co. LLC (Bioko, Equatorial Guinea) will invest $48.5 …

    Published on 6/30/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Alder raises $200M in follow-on

    Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR) raised $200 million through the sale of 4.5 million shares at $44.50 in a follow-on underwritten by Credit Suisse; Leerink; Wells Fargo; and Bernstein. Alder proposed the …

    Published on 6/26/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Financial tracks

    Jefferies hired Brian Abrahams as a managing director in biotechnology equity research. Abrahams was a managing director and senior biotechnology analyst at Wells Fargo.

    Published on 6/26/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Highland raises $25M in venture round

    Highland Therapeutics Inc. (Toronto, Ontario) raised $25 million in a venture round led by Eastern Capital. Highland CFO Nelson Isabel declined to disclose whether other investors participated.Highland develops modified…

    Published on 6/26/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Abivax prices EUR $57.7M IPO

    Abivax S.A.S. (Euronext:ABVX) raised EUR 57.7 million ($65.3 million) through the sale of 2.7 million shares at EUR 21.30 in an upsized IPO on Euronext Paris. Underwriters were RBC Capital Markets; Swiss Life Banque …

    Published on 6/25/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Catabasis raises $60M in IPO

    Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) gained $1 to $13 in its first day of trading after raising $60 million through the sale of 5 million shares at $12 in an IPO. The IPO price valued the company at $174.6 …

    Published on 6/25/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Conkwest raises $71M ahead of listing

    Conkwest Inc. (Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.) raised $71 million this month through the sale of 2 million shares at $35.54 in venture rounds with nine undisclosed investors, according to SEC filings. The company, which is …

    Published on 6/25/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Lantheus rises after $65M IPO

    Lantheus Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LNTH) gained $0.77 (13%) to $6.77 in its first day of trading Thursday after it raised $65 million through the sale of 10.8 million shares at $6 in an offering underwritten by Credit …

    Published on 6/25/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute nets $1B

    The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University said it raised $500 million, triggering a matching $500 million gift from Nike Inc. co-founder Philip Knight and his wife, Penny. The university met its …

    Published on 6/25/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Sanford Burnham Prebys gets $100M donation, new name

    The Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (La Jolla, Calif.) received a $100 million donation from real estate developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys. The institute also changed its name from the …

    Published on 6/25/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: bluebird raises $500M follow-on

    bluebird bio Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) dipped $4.21 to $170.10 after it raised $500 million through the sale of 2.9 million shares at $170 in a follow-on underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stanley; Cowen; SunTrust …

    Published on 6/24/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Sqz raises $5M in series A

    Sqz Biotechnologies Co. (Boston, Mass.) raised $5 million in a series A round led by Polaris Partners. 20/20 Healthcare Partners and undisclosed other investors also participated.Sqz is developing the CellSqueeze …

    Published on 6/24/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Advanced Accelerator raises EUR 23M

    Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. (Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France) raised EUR 23 million ($26 million) in a round led by Adage Capital Management. Funds associated with T. Rowe Price also participated, as did Rock …

    Published on 6/23/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Ankasa raises $8.5M in series A tranche

    Ankasa Regenerative Therapeutics Inc. (La Jolla, Calif.) raised $8.5 million in the first tranche of a planned $17 million series A round led by new investor Avalon Ventures. New investors Heraeus Medical and …

    Published on 6/23/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Biotech indices touch new highs

    Biotech stock indices brushed up against all-time highs on Tuesday, with several indices ending the day at record closes. The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NBI) topped out at 4,028.15 before closing at 4,011.96, while the…

    Published on 6/23/2015
  • FINANCIAL NEWS: Clementia raises $60M in mezzanine round

    Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Montreal, Quebec) raised $60 million in a mezzanine financing led by new investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Fellow new investors UCB Group (Euronext:UCB); RA Capital; Rock Springs …

    Published on 6/23/2015

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