Tilt Biotherapeutics Ltd. has closed a €10 million (US$10.7 million) round, enabling it to start two phase II trials of its armed oncolytic virus, TILT-123, in combination with checkpoint inhibitor drugs.
Imcheck Therapeutics SAS raised €80 million (US $83.5 million) in a series C round to maintain the momentum of its lead development program, ICT-01, an immunostimulatory antibody that activates gamma-delta T cells.
Venture capital remains the primary driver of biopharma financings in 2022, accounting for 48.7% of all financings for the year. That is dramatically more than 2021 when 31% of the money raised by this point came through VC rounds. In 2020, the amount was only 18%.
Bright Uro Inc. has emerged from stealth mode with $4 million in seed financing from Academy Investor Network, Fred Moll and several other angel investors. The company also secured a $2 million phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from the NIH.
Two years on from establishing the first such fund, Dutch venture capital firm Forbion has announced a second growth opportunities fund, to be devoted to late-stage biotechs in Europe. The new fund has reached a first close of €470 million (US$500.6 million) and is expected to meet its hard cap of €600 million over the summer.