PARIS – Miracor Medical SA secured a $28 million series E funding round for its Pressure-controlled Intermittent Coronary Sinus Occlusion (PiCSO) impulse system, intended for treating patients presenting with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). “This funding will be used to move the PiCSO clinical trial program forward, and to begin distributing our technology in Europe,” Olivier Delporte, CEO of Miracor, told BioWorld.
PERTH, Australia – Australia’s largest health care venture capital firm, Brandon Capital, announced the launch of Australian biotech company Ena Respiratory Pty Ltd., which has developed a nasal treatment to boost the natural immune system to fight common colds and flu and has proved successful in reducing COVID-19 viral replication.
Two well-received precision oncology IPOs closed out the week, joined by a successful ophthalmic specialty IPO and an immunotherapy debut that fell flat. P53 mutation hunter PMV Pharmaceuticals Inc. charged out the gate, raising $211.8 million, while Prelude Therapeutics Inc. took in $158.2 million.
DUBLIN – Galecto Biotech Inc. raised $64 million in a series D funding round, which will enable the company to complete a phase IIb trial of its lead drug candidate, the inhaled galectin-3 inhibitor GB-0139, in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and to move two other programs into phase II studies, in liver fibrosis and myelofibrosis, before year-end.