HONG KONG – South Korean med tech Olive Healthcare Inc. has attracted ₩8 billion (US$6.91 million) in series B funding. The Seoul-based company is focused on abdominal fat scanning and breast cancer diagnosis, using nonradiative and noninvasive near infrared (NIR) technology, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, and big data processing for a customized medical service.
HONG KONG – South Korean-based med-tech Lunit Inc., of Seoul, has secured ₩30 billion (US$25.6 million) in series C funding. Founded in 2013, the Korean company has raised $50 million so far. Lunit’s corporate value was evaluated at as much as ₩200 billion as of the fundraising.
Surgical robotics company Virtual Incision Corp., of Lincoln, Neb., has raised $20 million in a series B+ financing led by returning investor Bluestem Capital. The funds are earmarked for clinical and regulatory programs aimed at commercializing the company’s MIRA (miniaturized in vivo robotic assistant) surgical robotic platform.
HONG KONG – South Korean med-tech venture Recens Medical Inc. has secured ₩7 billion (US$6 million) in series B funding. Lb Investment Inc., Kb Securities Co. Ltd., Bnk Securities Co. Ltd., Hyundai Venture Investment Corp. and Lighthouse Combined Investment Co. Ltd. participated in the investment.
Medford, Mass.-based startup Sofregen Medical Inc. has picked up $8 million in a series B round led by Anzu Partners LLC. The money is earmarked for continued development of Sofregen’s silk protein-based technology and for commercialization of its U.S. FDA-cleared Silk Voice for people with vocal cord problems.
BEIJING – Infection diagnostics specialist Genskey Technologies Co. Ltd., of Beijing, closed a series B financing round to secure ¥100 million (US$14 million) to advance pathogen testing using next generation sequencing. The series B round was joined by SB China Capital, Shanghai Lin Chong Investment Management, and Juyuan Capital.
Paris-based Tissium was first founded in 2013 by professors Robert Langer of MIT and Jeffrey Karp of Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Gecko Biomedical. But now it aims to expand beyond its original focus on surgical sealants and adhesives into barriers, plugs, drug delivery and 3D printed implantable devices. To support that wider focus, the company changed its name and has now raised €38.75 million (US$42.78 million) in a series B financing.
HONG KONG – U.S.-based biotech firm Egenesis Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., has received $100 million through a series B funding round for the development of safe and effective human-compatible organs through gene editing.
Cytovale Inc., a San Francisco-based medical technology company, has picked up $15 million in financing to advance its technology that enables the early detection of sepsis in the emergency department. Specifically, the company raised $7.4 million in an extension of series B equity financing, co-led by existing investors Breakout Ventures and Blackhorn Ventures. Western Technology Investment also participated, providing a venture debt facility to the company.
St. Louis-based Pieriandx, a clinical genomics informatics company, reported that it has closed a $27 million series B funding round led by Atw Partners and Sjf Ventures. Pieriandx provides a software-as-a-service platform that the company says permits the practice of clinical genomics as a standard of care.