Brian MacDonald's pursuit of an approved hepcidin therapy at Merganser Biotech Inc. didn't quite pan out, but that didn't stop him from taking up Atlas Venture's offer to try it once again on a different tack.
St. Louis-based Pieriandx, a clinical genomics informatics company, reported that it has closed a $27 million series B funding round led by Atw Partners and Sjf Ventures. Pieriandx provides a software-as-a-service platform that the company says permits the practice of clinical genomics as a standard of care.
Roughly 40 years after Bio-Response launched the first-ever biotech IPO, three companies priced IPOs on Friday, riding a wave of momentum that has put 2019 into second place for the most IPO money raised in a single year. Only 2018's record $10.7 billion is beyond this year's total: 54 global IPOs raising $7.98 billion.