Enterprise Therapeutics Raises £29M To Advance Respiratory Assets
UK biopharma Enterprise Therapeutics raises £29M in a series B round co-led by Versant Ventures and Novartis Venture Fund to advance pipeline of novel respiratory disease treatments into clinical development.
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Pharma and biotech companies raised $4.6bn in the first quarter, exceeding the 2017 quarterly average by $1.4bn. But while the money invested soared, the number of companies funded sank. In public financings, MorphoSys commences US IPO and Mylan sells $1.5bn in notes.
Cambridge, UK-based Healx has concluded a $56m series B round, led by Atomico, to put up to 50 potential rare disease treatments into the clinic within two years using its AI/ML platform.