Novadip Biosciences SA has raised an additional €40 million in a series B equity round and nondilutive funding to accelerate the clinical development of two of the company's investigational adipose stem cell (ASC)-derived tissue regeneration products.
Emalex Biosciences Inc. closed an upsized and oversubscribed $250 million series D funding round intended to support a soon-to-start phase III trial and preparations for potential commercialization of ecopipam, its first-in-class drug for Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics.
CV6 Therapeutics (NI) Ltd. has secured US$9.2 million to progress its lead oncology asset CV6-168 into a first-in-human phase Ia trial and perform further scientific development work. CV6-168 is a novel, first-in-class DNA uracilation agent that selectively targets the enzyme dUTPase.
Zhuhai Beihai Biotech Co. Ltd. has raised nearly ¥200 million (US$27.5 million) in a series B round slated to support clinical trials for its lead candidates as well as preparations to file an NDA for its core asset, BH-009, an injectable formulation of docetaxel that excludes polysorbate 80 (Tween 80), a surfactant that has been associated with increased risk of adverse events, including hypersensitivity. The company claims that no similar product is currently available worldwide.
CV6 Therapeutics Ltd. raised $9.2 million in grant and equity funding to move a first-in-class inhibitor of deoxyuridine 5’-triphosphate nucleotidohydrolase (dUTPase) into a phase Ia trial in cancer. The compound, CV6-168, will from the outset be administered in combination with fluorouracil, a mainstay of chemotherapy for the past 60 years.
BMC Medical Co. Ltd. raised ¥1.918 billion (US$264 million) on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Its shares opened on Nov. 1 at ¥230 per share, surged more than 140% in the middle of the day and closed at ¥290.