Just two weeks after winning U.S. FDA approval for the first orally dissolving formulation of dexmedetomidine for agitation in schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, Bioxcel Therapeutics Inc. has secured commitments for up to $260 million to support the product’s commercial launch, slated for this quarter in addition to a planned European marketing application.
Biopharmas raising money in public or private financings, including: Affimed, Biotech Group Acquisition, Crinetics, Foresite Life Sciences, Microviable, Pepgen, Okyo, Oncoquest, Quest, Sionna, Tessera, Trevena.
Cairdac SAS closed its first funding round, raising nearly $18.5 million to increase development of an autonomous, leadless pacemaker transcatheter system (ALPS) powered entirely using kinetic energy from the heart. Five French private equity funds and banks participated in this series A round.
Lyra Therapeutics Inc.’s $100.5 million private placement has investors moving to the tune of the ear, nose and throat specialty therapeutics company. Lyra’s stock (NASDAQ:LYRA) jumped from early April trading in the $4.20 range to $6.02 with the announcement April 8 of the pending placement. The stock shot up again on April 13 when the placement finalized and surged in after-hours trading, ultimately spiking over $7 shortly after the opening bell April 14.
Versant Ventures is committing $50 million in series A funding to Cimeio Therapeutics Inc., which aims to bring new possibilities in terms of disease targeting and safety to bear on a wide range of cell therapy applications, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and adoptive cell transfer.
CDR-Life Inc. has closed a $76 million series A round to advance development of a new generation of cancer immunotherapies designed to treat solid tumors by targeting intracellular antigens that occur only in tumors, with the aim of increasing effectiveness while reducing off-target effects.