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12:38 PM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Completed Offerings

Oxford Nanopore receives £50M investment from Amgen

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. (Oxford, U.K.) received an equity investment of £50 million ($65.6 million) on Oct. 18 from Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Amgen's deCODE Genetics subsidiary uses Oxford Nanopore's nanopore-based DNA and RNA sequencing technology to...
12:32 PM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Proposed Offerings

Reports say Innovent seeking $422M IPO in Hong Kong

Innovent Biologics Inc. (Suzhou, China) did not respond to inquiries regarding reports that the company is seeking to raise $422 million in an IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange, which would value the company...
11:26 AM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Other Financial News

Taiho Ventures increases investment pool to $300M

Taiho Ventures LLC increased its investment pool to $300 million from $50 million. The firm said it will focus the additional funds on oncology startups with drug discovery capabilities or unique platform technologies. Taiho Pharmaceutical Co....
11:21 AM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Completed Offerings

Iovance closes $252M follow-on for Phase II trials

Iovance Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:IOVA) closed a $252.2 million follow-on to fund five ongoing company-sponsored Phase II trials of its tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) cell therapies and prepare for potential launch of its lead TIL product. Iovance...
11:14 AM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Completed Offerings

PhaseBio, Osmotica price NASDAQ IPOs well below range

Cardiopulmonary company PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:PHAS) and neurology and women's health company Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:OSMT) each priced IPOs well below their proposed ranges late Oct. 17. PhaseBio trading ended flat at $5 on Oct....
11:00 AM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Completed Offerings

Led by ex-Afferent execs, CuraSen raises $54.5M series A

Neurodegenerative disease company CuraSen Therapeutics Inc. (San Mateo, Calif.) raised $54.5 million in a series A round on Oct. 17 led by New Leaf Venture Partners. Also participating were Longitude Capital, funds managed by Tekla...
10:50 AM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Completed Offerings

Equillium prices $65.4M IPO

Autoimmune and inflammatory disease company Equillium Inc. (NASDAQ:EQ) raised $65.4 million in an IPO on Oct. 12 through the sale of 4.7 million shares at $14. Jefferies, Leerink and Stifel underwrote the offering. The company has...
10:46 AM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Completed Offerings

Krystal raises $60M following Phase I/II gene therapy readout

On the heels of reporting data for its topical gene therapy, Krystal Biotech Inc. (NASDAQ:KRYS) raised $60 million late Oct. 18 through the sale 3 million shares at $20 in a follow-on underwritten by Cowen,...
10:06 AM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Completed Offerings

Velicept raises additional $15M in series B

Velicept Therapeutics Inc. (Malvern, Pa.) raised $15 million in a series B round extension led by Samsara BioCapital. Existing investors CDK, Fountain Healthcare, Longitude Venture Partners and Becker Ventures also participated. Becker Ventures is Velicept's...
10:05 AM, Oct 19, 2018  |  BC Week In Review | Financial News  |  Completed Offerings

Verastem raises $150M in notes offering

Verastem Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM) raised $150 million on Oct. 11 through the sale of 5% convertible senior notes due 2048. The notes have an initial conversion price of about $7.16, which is a 14% premium to...

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