Finance Watch: VC Mega-Rounds Fund Wide Array, From Respiratory To Rare Diseases
Forbion Closed Its Fifth Fund, Bringing In €460m ($556.1m)
Private Company Edition: China-focused Nuance Pharma led recent venture capital deals with a $181m series D round, RayzeBio closed a $105m series B and SciNeuro launched with $100m plus other notable rounds from Edgewise, Reneo, BioAge and others.
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Plus deals involving Lilly/Daiichi Sankyo, Humianigen/KPM Tech, Telix/China Grand, Appili/Fujifilm, BioInvent/CASI, Osotec/Adel, Neumentum/Nuance, Takeda/HemoShear and Quantum Genomics/Qilu.
Private Company Edition: Venture capital invested in pharma and biotech in 2020 totaled $19.5m through Q3, just $400m below the full-year record total of $19.9bn in 2018. Also, Canaan and Catalio reveal new VC funds, while Talaris’s $115m series B leads recent financings.
While Vertex appears to have the cystic fibrosis market covered with its CFTR modulators, Enterprise has been exploring another channel, TMEM16A, in the hope of developing compounds that could possibly be used by everybody with the lethal genetic disease.