Tilak Healthcare SAS has received €7 million (US$8.08 million) from investors to push commercialization of its mobile game and vision monitoring platform, Odysight. The CE marked class I device is prescribed by ophthalmologists to remotely monitor age-related visual impairment and includes daily visual tests to stimulate cognitive and visual abilities. A rollout of the mobile game has already commenced in France.
Entrada Therapeutics Inc. is the largest of four biopharmas making new moves on IPOs as the company upsized its offer from 7.5 million to 9.07 million shares priced at $20 each. Last year saw $22.48 billion in biopharma IPOs, a record, according to BioWorld stats. Aside from a record-setting 2020, this year’s IPO total far outpaces every other year in the past decade. With the end of 2021 in sight, there have been 110 completed global biopharma IPOs totaling $18.13 billion.
Shouti Inc. raised $100 million in a series B round led by BVF Partners LP to advance its discovery platform for designing oral medicines and to speed up the development of its candidates. The Shanghai and California-based company has secured a total of $158 million in funding so far.
Digital musculoskeletal health company Hinge Health Inc. kicked its fundraising into high gear this year, reporting $400 million in a series E round and $200 million in a secondary investment today. It closed a $300 million series D just last January. The San Francisco-based company has now raised more than $1 billion and achieved a valuation in excess of $6.2 billion. Returning investors Tiger Global and Coatue Management led the series E, while new investors Alkeon and Whale Rock took a stake in the company with their $200 million. Investors in the series D and previous rounds included Atomico, Insight Partners, Quadrille, 11.2 Capital, Lead Edge Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Heuristic Capital.