Prospects for Zerigo Health Inc. brightened with a series B fundraising round that brought in $43 million to support expansion of the company’s at-home ultraviolet B phototherapy system for chronic skin conditions. The connected system enables a physician to ensure the prescribed dose is delivered while freeing patients from the thrice-weekly office visits often required for treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema.
Activ Surgical Inc. has closed a $45 million series B financing round to kick off commercialization activities of its augmented reality surgical software suite. Founded in 2017, Boston-based Activ Surgical is preparing to commercialize its first product Activinsights, an FDA-cleared software that provides real-time, intraoperative visual data such as key blood flow identifiers to surgeons.
Berry Oncology Corp. raised $99.15 million in a series B1 financing round to expand in the early cancer screening industry as it is seeing a growing demand in the sector. This brings the total capital raised to what it says is “the highest level in China’s early cancer screening industry.” The round was led by China Merchants Capital Management Co. Ltd., along with existing investors Qiming Venture Partners and Legend Capital.
The digital therapeutics market has seen an explosion of innovative products and interested investors. Regulators, too, have acknowledged their potential to improve outcomes in patients with chronic or debilitating conditions – often at lower cost and with less side effects than traditional drug therapies. To that end, the FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to Swing Therapeutics Inc. for its prescription digital therapeutic for the management of fibromyalgia.
TORONTO – A “silent epidemic” all but “ignored” by medical technology developers. That’s how Carlo Perez, founder and CEO of Swift Medical Inc., described the hesitancy of the industry to directly tackle chronic wound care through development of more advanced medical imaging and diagnostic systems. Undaunted, U.S. and Canadian investors have raised $35 million in series B funding to advance development and uptake of Swift Medical’s own AI-powered, digital wound care platform.
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.
Tioga Medical Inc. closed a $30 million series B financing led by The Capital Partnership (TCP), with participation from Cormorant Asset Management, Amed Ventures and Shifamed angel investors. The financing will be used to advance product development, support preclinical testing, and initiate clinical experience for the company's transcatheter mitral valve replacement technology.
Looking to allow customers to directly purchase its diagnostics system that runs a full panel of blood tests, Babson Diagnostics Inc. raised $31 million in new series B financing. The proceeds will be used to scale the Austin, Texas-based company to bring its finger-prick blood microsampling system to retail locations across the country.
It’s a good time to be a virtual research organization, with investors apparently eager to get into the segment. As part of that trend, Obviohealth Inc. reported it raised $31 million in series B financing, following on the heels of 4G Clinical's announcement on Tuesday of a $230 million investment by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a $280 million transaction for Science 37 in May 2021.