Cyteir Therapeutics Inc., a Lexington, Mass.-based company exploiting synthetic lethality to fight cancer, is extending its series B financing with $40.2 million to support a recently launched phase I/II study of its lead candidate, CYT-0851, an oral small-molecule inhibitor of the protein RAD51.
Phathom Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Buffalo Grove, Ill., set terms for its proposed IPO, disclosing plans to offer 7.9 million common shares priced in a range of $18 to $20 for a raise of approximately $136.8 million at the midpoint.
HONG KONG – South Korea's 3billion Inc., a rare genetic diseases diagnosis startup based in Seoul, has secured ?11.4 billion (US$9.6 million) in a series B investment. The company was founded in 2016 as a spinoff of Macrogen Inc., a Seoul-based genetic sequencing biotech, and raised ?3 billion in a series A funding last year.
HONG KONG – Kobiolabs Inc., a microbiome-based venture from Seoul, South Korea, has secured a ?26.6 billion (US$22.2 million) investment. Founded in 2014, the venture has achieved ?193 billion of enterprise value.
Aytu BioScience Inc., of Englewood, Colo., said it entered into definitive agreements with institutional investors Altium Capital and Armistice Capital for the purchase and sale in a private placement of $10 million of series F convertible preferred stock and warrants to purchase common stock.
HONG KONG – Accelmed, a group of health tech funds, has established a new venture capital fund named Accelmed Ventures II. The fund has the goal of raising and managing approximately $100 million for investment in Israeli and global pre-revenue health tech startups.
Even priced at a bottom-of-range $20, shares of Vir Biotechnology Inc. (NASDAQ:VIR) fell 30% to $14.02 in the first day of trading after the infectious disease specialist priced a $142.9 million IPO, intended to back its development of medicines targeting hepatitis B virus, influenza A, HIV and tuberculosis. The company, led by former Biogen Inc. CEO George Scangos, is largely owned by Arch Venture Partners and Softbank's Vision Fund.