NorthSea Raises Cash For NASH Program
NorthSea raises €25m to push icosabutate, its only clinical compound, which was licensed from Pronova BioPharma, into Phase IIb trials for fatty liver disease. The drug has previously been tested in hypertriglyceridemia and dyslipidemia.
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Blackstone raised $3.44bn of a $4.58bn life science fund, while HealthCare Royalty Partners raised $1.8bn and MVM closed a $325m fund. Also, 20 private drug developers raised $20m or more, but three public biopharma firms unveiled restructuring plans.
With two new US investors on board, NST is financed to complete a Phase IIb trial of icosabutate in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Medtech Insight's Deal-Making column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – in vitro diagnostics and medical devices – and then categorized by type – acquisition, alliance, or financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in September 2021. Data provided by Biomedtracker.