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9:54 PM, Jan 16, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

HalioDx raises first tranche of €18.5M series B

Diagnostic company HalioDx S.A.S. (Marseille, France) raised €9.25 million ($11.3 million) in the first tranche of a €18.5 million ($22.6 million) series B round led by new investor PSIM. Other new investors Quest for Growth...
2:10 PM, Jan 16, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

China's Kintor, Zelgen complete financings

Suzhou Kintor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Suzhou, China) and Suzhou Zelgen Biopharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. (Suzhou, China) each completed financings, raising more than $100 million combined. Kintor raised RMB288 million ($44.7 million) on Jan. 11 in a series C...
8:04 AM, Jan 15, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

Vaccitech raises £20M series A

Vaccine company Vaccitech Ltd. (Oxford, U.K.) raised £20 million ($27.5 million) in a series A round co-led by new investors GV and Sequoia China and existing investor Oxford Sciences Innovation. New investor Neptune Ventures also...
11:34 AM, Jan 12, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

Y Combinator launches YC Bio to fund age-related start-ups

Start-up accelerator Y Combinator launched the YC Bio incubator to fund early stage, preclinical biotechs focused on healthspan and age-related disease. Y Combinator President Sam Altman said in a blog post that YC Bio will offer...
2:50 PM, Jan 10, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

Braeburn raises $110M in mezzanine round

Braeburn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Princeton, N.J.) said it closed a $110 million mezzanine financing led by new investor Wellington Capital Management. New investors Avista Capital Partners, RA Capital Management, New Leaf Venture Partners, Deerfield Management and...
1:41 PM, Jan 10, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

Truffle Capital raises $102M toward life science and medtech fund

Life sciences and information technology VC Truffle Capital raised $102 million toward its planned $240 million Truffle BioMedTech fund in an initial closing. The Paris-based firm said it remains on track to raise the remaining...
3:27 PM, Jan 09, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

New partners join MTS Health, Pappas Capital

MTS Health Partners hired Kazuki Kusaka as partner. He was managing director at Lazard. Pappas Capital hired Kyle Rasbach as partner. He was a VP at T. Rowe Price. MTS and Pappas are healthcare investment firms....
3:00 PM, Jan 08, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

Alveo raises $38M series A

Alveo Technologies Inc. (Alameda, Calif.) raised $38 million in an oversubscribed series A round from Maxim Group and undisclosed new and existing investors. The preclinical-stage company is developing a cloud-based diagnostic platform for infectious diseases...
2:22 PM, Jan 08, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

CRISPR companies down after immunity concerns

Shares of CRISPR companies fell Monday after data published last week suggested many people may have pre-existing immunity to the Cas9 enzymes commonly used in CRISPR-based therapeutics. Intellia Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:NTLA) tumbled $2.68 (12%) to...
11:28 AM, Jan 08, 2018  |  BC Extra | Financial News

Alexandria launches seed capital platform

Alexandria Venture Investments said it is continuing to boost its investment in early stage life science companies through the launch of the Alexandria Seed Capital Platform. Alexandria’s Jenna Foger told BioCentury the firm saw a need...

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