DUBLIN – Danish startup Cytoki Pharma ApS raised $45 million in a series A round to take forward an engineered, long-acting version of interleukin-22 (lipidated IL-22), for development in inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBD).
PARIS – Archos SA reported setting up a center of excellence in med-tech. They are working in close partnership with various SATTs – technology transfer acceleration offices, who finance innovative research lab projects in France. Their new division, Medical Devices Venture, is designed to help develop startups targeting the health care disciplines of the future that combine technology, machine learning and a platform for collaboration.
LONDON – Cell transdifferentiation specialist Mogrify Ltd. has raised $17 million in the second close its series A, taking the round to $33 million and enabling the company to progress three cell therapy programs to the clinic.
A prolific builder of biopharma and health technology companies, Roivant Sciences Ltd. is poised to join Nasdaq through a newly proposed merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by Patient Square Capital LLC. The deal, which values Roivant at $5 billion, includes $611 million of new money, composed of $411 million held in trust by the SPAC, Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp., plus $200 million from a committed PIPE financing. The transaction, expected to peg Roivant's initial market cap at $7.3 billion, follows a September 2019 deal in which Roivant sold interests in five biopharmas to Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co. Ltd. (SDP) for $3 billion cash.
Ceribell Inc. amassed $53 million in a series C fundraising round to broaden the footprint for its noninvasive brain monitor in U.S. hospitals and expand indications for its Rapid Response EEG. Longitude Capital and The Rise Fund led the round.
Onlume Inc. has secured $7 million in a series A round led by Cambridge Investment Group. Other investors participating in the round included WARF Ventures (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation) and Wisconsin Investment Partners. The proceeds will support the commercial launch of the company’s FDA-cleared fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) imaging system.