Vigencell Inc., a company focused on immune cell therapy, raised ₩99.4 (US$85.17 million) through an IPO on South Korea’s Kosdaq board and plans to use the funds to drive its R&D and company operations. “We particularly want to increase the competitiveness of our pipeline by advancing our technology and clinical development,” Vigencell CEO Tai-Gyu Kim told BioWorld. “We will also expand our discovery of new candidates and R&D in general, as well as updating our facilities and hiring researchers.”
DUBLIN – Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH has closed a €64 million (US$75 million) series B round, enabling it to move its lead micro-RNA (miRNA) inhibitor program into late-stage development in heart failure. The financing sets the stage for a potential revival of a therapeutic modality that had otherwise fallen out of favor with investors and with big pharma.
PERTH, Australia – The Australian government is investing AU$79 million (US$56.75 million) in medical research and innovation projects to develop new drugs, devices and digital health technologies through its AU$20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
PERTH, Australia – Imugene Ltd. has closed an AU$90 million (US$64 million) placement and an AU$5 million share repurchase plan that will allow the company to progress its CAR T pipeline through 2025 and pursue a collaboration with Celgene Corp. spin-off Celularity Inc.
Suzhou Abogen Biosciences Co. Ltd.’s $700 million series C fundraising provides tailwinds for the development of its messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) platform. The company plans to accelerate its COVID-19 mRNA vaccine clinical trial, develop other vaccine candidates and oncology programs.