Atea Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Boston, brought in a $215 million series D financing to support development of its COVID-19 antiviral, which is designed to inhibit the viral RNA polymerase enzyme, a key element in RNA virus replication.
Liquid biopsy startup Grail Inc., of Menlo Park, Calif., has reeled in $390 million in a series D financing that included new investors Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Prior investor Illumina Inc., of San Diego, also participated in the round, as well as two unidentified backers.
HONG KONG – Beijing-headquartered Canbridge Pharmaceuticals Inc. has completed a $98 million series D financing round to target rare genetic diseases in China, and is considering an IPO after several rounds of financing to further pursue its goal.
Gns Healthcare landed $23 million in a series D fundraising round led by Cigna Ventures. Cigna's wholly owned corporate venture fund joined Amgen Ventures, Celgene Corp., Echo Health Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments and Gary Loveman, former Caesar's CEO and Aetna division president, in the latest round.