LONDON –Medicxi has closed a €400 million (US$449 million) third fund, bringing the amount raised by the venture capital firm since it split off from its parent Index Ventures three years ago, to more than $1 billion.
Kronos Bio Inc. closed a $105 million series A preferred stock financing, shored up by a board composed of longtime pharma executives that includes the company CEO and president, Norbert Bischofberger, the former Gilead Sciences Inc. R&D executive vice president and chief science officer.
HONG KONG – Biocure Technology Corp., a Canadian biopharmaceutical company focusing on biosimilar products, is advancing a CAR T product through its South Korean subsidiary, Biocurepharm Inc., thanks to a recently closed private placement.
Gns Healthcare landed $23 million in a series D fundraising round led by Cigna Ventures. Cigna's wholly owned corporate venture fund joined Amgen Ventures, Celgene Corp., Echo Health Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments and Gary Loveman, former Caesar's CEO and Aetna division president, in the latest round.
Trefoil Therapeutics Inc.'s $28 million from an oversubscribed series A financing will let the company finish a phase IIa proof-of-concept study as researchers edge toward attacking corneal endothelial dystrophy, including Fuchs dystrophy, a disease that leads to the deterioration of the endothelial layer on the back surface of the cornea.
LONDON – AM-Pharma BV has raised €116 million (US$130.7 million) in a series E round to fund phase III development of its recombinant alkaline phosphatase, Recap, in the treatment of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI).