DUBLIN – Genenta Science Srl raised €13.2 million (US$14.6 million) in new funding to progress its genetically engineered autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell therapy designed to reprogram the immunological milieu within the tumor microenvironment.
LONDON – 4BIO Capital announced the first close of its second fund at $50 million, to be exclusively invested in advanced therapies, including cell and gene therapies, RNA drugs that silence or activate genes, oncolytic vaccines and the microbiome.
Although investor sentiment continues to remain low and unlikely to change for the remainder of the year, it seems that fact has fallen on deaf ears of those companies looking to graduate to the public ranks. Already in the first few days of September, five biopharma companies have added themselves to the IPO runway, bringing the number of pending U.S. offerings to 12, according to BioWorld.
DUBLIN – Repare Therapeutics Inc. raised $82.5 million in a series B round to progress its pipeline of precision oncology drugs that target vulnerabilities in cancer cells arising from combinations of synthetically lethal mutations.
DUBLIN – Gyroscope Therapeutics Ltd. raised £50.4 million (US$60.5 million) to further development of GT-005, its clinical-stage gene therapy for treating dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and to advance a second-generation of the subretinal delivery system it gained through its recent merger with Orbit Biomedical Ltd.
LONDON – Achilles Therapeutics Ltd. closed a £100 million (US$120 million) series B round to fund two proof-of-concept studies of its next-generation T-cell immunotherapy in solid tumors, and to build a commercial-scale, fully automated facility for manufacturing the personalized product.
SEOUL – After a decade of steady increases, venture capital (VC) investments in South Korea's biotech sector are more active. But for the country's strategic financial plan to be sustainable, it will have to further strengthen its science capabilities, according to experts at the Korea Bio Investment Conference (KBIC) last week in Seoul.
Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc., of Ottawa, Ontario, said it intends to complete a non-brokered private placement offering, where some of the corporation's directors, officers, consultants and employees, as well of certain of their associates, will purchase an aggregate of 870,000 units at CA0.30 each for aggregate gross proceeds of CA$261,000 (US$197,750).