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BioPlx Says It Can Stop Recurrent MRSA Cycles In Hospitals

Emerging Company Profile: Privately held BioPlx is a US-based platform biotech that has successfully raised more than $10m from investors with the promise of developing non-antibiotic ways to control multiple-drug resistant superbugs and other infectious diseases.

Companies StartUps and SMEs

Five Prime Founder Rusty Williams Returns With Walking Fish Therapeutics

Named after a remarkable self-regenerating salamander, the new San Francisco biotech aims to unlock the potential of B-cells to be “in vivo protein factories”.

Commercial Companies

Merck KGaA Deal Gives Diaccurate New Lead Cancer Candidate

The Paris-based biotech was chosen to take the compound forward, with Merck KGaA also taking a stake in the company.

Commercial Companies

UK Biotech Monument Uses Repurposed Drugs To Target CNS Conditions

Emerging Company Profile: Monument Therapeutics’ novel approach to CNS drug development focuses on repurposing existing drugs with the aid of digital biomarkers.   

Neurology Research & Development

Investors Back Microbial Specialist EnteroBiotix’s Series A Financing

Emerging Company Profile: Scotland-based EnteroBiotix will use proceeds from a successful series A financing to advance its nascent pipeline of novel high-diversity microbial therapeutics, enhancing the gut microbiome and eventually targeting multiple indications.

Financing Commercial

Finance Watch: Prepare For September IPOs To Rebound From August Slowdown

Renaissance Capital expects an initial public offering surge in September; Biomedtracker data show financings for COVID-19 programs fell from Q1 to Q2; Revelation will merge with a special purpose acquisition corporation; Ascendis netted $379.3m in a follow-on offering; and Disc Medicine raised $90m in venture capital.

Financing Innovation

Publisher’s Spotlight: Shortlist Revealed For The 2021 Citeline Awards

From a record more than 100 entries, the finalists have been selected for 12 awards, representing the best and brightest of biopharmaceutical research. 

Clinical Trials Artificial Intelligence

Asher Bio Raises $108m For Immune Cell-Specific Therapies

With a CD8-targeting IL-2 mutein as its lead program, the start-up is developing cis-targeted immunotherapies that selectively target two molecules on the same immune cell for improved efficacy and safety.

Financing Innovation

Laronde Aims To Advance Its eRNA Therapies In Eight Weeks, And Has $440m To Help

The Flagship Pioneering-founded start-up will build a “Gigabase Factory” to go from idea to in vivo proof of concept within eight weeks by rapidly manufacturing and running preclinical tests for multiple constructs at once. 

Financing Strategy

Finance Watch: Venture Capital, Debt Financings Led Fundraising Surge In Q2

New VC deals include a $60m series C-1 round for DiCE Molecules a day before it filed paperwork to support a $100m IPO and a $100m financing for China’s IONOVA Life Science. Also, RenovoRx was the 84th company to go public in the US this year and ADC Therapeutics executed a $325m royalty deal. 

Financing Business Strategies

Cardior Counts On RNA To Tackle Cardiac Disease

The German firm intends to use the proceeds from an over-subscribed round to move its micro-RNA-132 inhibitor forward into trials for heart failure and advance its pipeline.

Cardiovascular Financing

Atavistik Bio Raises $60m For Metabolic Disease, Cancer Drug Discovery

The preclinical start-up is identifying allosteric binders that can inhibit or activate metabolic proteins. Atavistik will focus on genetically defined diseases then test its candidates in broader populations.

Financing Innovation
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