Teclison Ltd. has raised $5.9 million to support further development of its lead candidate, TEC-001, an agent designed to induce tumor necrosis and enhance immune checkpoint inhibitors in solid cancers with liver metastasis. Wtt Investment Ltd., the Taiwan-based family office of the late Taiwanese banker Tsai Wan-tsai, led the financing.
Lepu Biopharma Co. Ltd. started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Wednesday, raising HK$904 million ($115.9 million) in an initial public offering. Trading opened at HK$7.13 per share and slid to HK$6.70 by midday before closing at HK$7.13.
Biorchestra Co. Ltd. has raised ￦54 billion ($45.1 million) in its latest series C fundraising, which will boost the development of the company’s lead RNA-based candidate for treating neurodegenerative diseases.
Mabwell Bioscience Co. Ltd. raised ¥3.48 billion ($547.9 million) in a Shanghai STAR Market IPO on Jan. 18 to support company R&D efforts and plans to build an antibody production plant. Though oversubscribed, the offering got a cool market reception, with shares plunging nearly 30% from a ¥32 open (US$27.96), then closing at ¥24.50 on the first day of trading before recovering slightly to ¥27.40 on Jan. 20.
Cellusion Inc. recently closed a ¥1.1 billion ($9.5 million) financing, bringing its total 2021 fundraising to ¥1.7 billion. The company is preparing to enter the clinic with CL-S001, its corneal endothelial substitute cell candidate for treating corneal edema due to endothelial dysfunction, or bullous keratopathy.