HONG KONG – Lucence Diagnostics Pte Ltd., a genomic medicine company headquartered in Singapore, has secured $20 million in series A investment. The company is focused on inventing liquid biopsy tests for cancer screening and personalizing care.
LONDON – Azeria Therapeutics Ltd. has raised £32 million (US$41.3 million) in a series B round to take forward small-molecule inhibitors of FOXA1, a transcription factor that is pivotal to the growth and progression of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer.
Even though November’s full moon had come and gone more than a week previous, Werewolf Therapeutics Inc. came out of the shadows Wednesday with a $56 million series A fundraiser to state its plans to develop immune-stimulatory therapeutics to trigger immune responses to cancer.
Paris-based Tissium was first founded in 2013 by professors Robert Langer of MIT and Jeffrey Karp of Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Gecko Biomedical. But now it aims to expand beyond its original focus on surgical sealants and adhesives into barriers, plugs, drug delivery and 3D printed implantable devices. To support that wider focus, the company changed its name and has now raised €38.75 million (US$42.78 million) in a series B financing.
HONG KONG – SK Holdings Co. Ltd. invested ₩10 billion (US$8.6 million) in Standigm Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered biotech company based in Seoul, Korea. It is the second big investment Standigm has attracted this year after a ₩13 billion series B round in March.
HONG KONG – SK Holdings Co. Ltd. invested KRW10 billion (US$8.6 million) in Standigm Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered biotech company based in Seoul, Korea. It is the second big investment Standigm has attracted this year after a KRW13 billion series B round in March.