DUBLIN – Inotrem SA has received €45 million (US$53 million) in public funding commitments to move its Trem-1 inhibitor, nangibotide, into a phase II/III trial in COVID-19 patients who are critically ill and on ventilation.
Xilis Inc. closed $70 million in series A financing on July 8 to reduce drug development costs leveraging its technology, with the goal of advancing precision medicine through targeted drug discovery and development. The financing was led by Mubadala Capital with participation from new investors that include GV, formerly Google Ventures, and others.
Osso VR has raised $27 million in a series B financing led by GSR Ventures. The funds will be used to accelerate expansion of its library and virtual reality (VR)-powered surgical training and assessment platform.
While second quarter financings pale in comparison to the same timeframe last year, a stellar first quarter more than makes up for the gap, and 2021 has officially raised nearly 10% more than the first half of biopharma’s – and perhaps the world’s – most unforgettable year.
PERTH, Australia – Amaroq Therapeutics Ltd., a spinout out of the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, has launched after securing NZ$14 million (US$9.7 million) in seed funding to develop long non-coding RNAs as therapeutic targets and diagnostic markers to treat breast, colorectal and liver cancer.
Healthcare Capital Corp. (HCC), a special purpose acquisition company, will combine with Alpha Tau Medical Ltd. to create a Nasdaq-listed company with an implied pro forma equity value of approximately $1 billion. Gross proceeds from the transaction, expected to close by year end 2021, are projected to total $367 million.