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Peplin Ltd.

Division of Leo Pharma AS

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Dermira Inc, a new company focusing on the dermatology arena including an early-stage acne therapy candidate, has raised $42 million in a Series A round, which includes existing investor Bay City Capital, along with New Enterprise Associates and Canaan Partners. In conjunction with the fund raising, Dermira has acquired the dermatology company Velocor Therapeutics for an undisclosed sum, and it will continue to seek out other dermatological assets for licensing or acquisition.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Drug Delivery
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cancer
  • Dermatology
  • Alias(es)
  • Peplin Biotech Ltd.
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Australia
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Leo Pharma AS
  • Senior Management
  • Michael Aldridge, CEO
    Philip Moody, VP, Fin. & Operations & CFO
    Arthur P Bertolino, MD, PhD, VP, Medical Affairs & CMO
    George Mahaffey, Chief Comm. Officer & VP, Sales & Mktg.
  • Contact Info
  • Peplin Ltd.
    Phone: (61) 7 3250 1200
    1 Breakfast Creek Rd.
    Newstead, QLD 4006