20:04 , Apr 25, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

The academic founders' conundrum

First-time academic entrepreneurs face a circular problem: while they’re continually sought after by VCs and pharmas seeking the next “big thing”, they also face an arduous path to establish their bona fides - not for...
23:43 , Mar 27, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Gene therapy company Prevail raises $50M series B

Prevail raised $50 million in a series B round to advance its pipeline of gene therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. Existing investors participating in the round included OrbiMed Advisors, Pontifax, RA Capital Management, EcoR1 Capital, Omega...
13:25 , Feb 8, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Emerging Company Profile

Palleon: Sweeter checkpoints

With two platforms targeting glycan ligands and their receptors, and a third to match cancer patients to a therapy, Palleon Pharmaceuticals Inc. aims to treat cancer by removing the brakes on a class of checkpoints...
23:41 , Feb 7, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Pharma ventures earlier

Facing the squeeze from inside and out, at least three corporate venture arms are revamping operations to increase their foothold in earlier and riskier investment opportunities. From one side, the move reflects the growing reliance...
21:35 , Jan 11, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Emerging Company Profile

Artios: Probing DNA Damage

With programs in-licensed from Cancer Research UK and Masaryk University, Artios Pharma Ltd. thinks it has next-generation DNA damage response programs that could improve upon PARP inhibitors -- and the funds to take them to...
19:39 , Jan 11, 2019 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Ribon raises $65M series B to target monoPARPs

A $65 million series B round will help Ribon Therapeutics Inc. (Lexington, Mass.) move its lead small molecule PARP-7 inhibitor into the clinic this year for squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. New investor Novartis...
12:01 , Jan 4, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Ribon raises $65 million series B to target monoPARPs

A $65 million series B round will help Ribon Therapeutics Inc. (Lexington, Mass.) move its lead small molecule PARP-7 inhibitor into the clinic this year for squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. New investor Novartis...
18:29 , Nov 30, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Neurodegeneration play Rheostat raises $23M series A

Rheostat Therapeutics (Cambridge, Mass.) raised $23 million in a series A round to bring its first programs in neurodegenerative disease to IND. The round was co-led by MRL Ventures Fund and AbbVie Ventures, with participation...
00:06 , Nov 27, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Neurodegeneration play Rheostat raises $23M series A

Rheostat Therapeutics (Cambridge, Mass.) raised $23 million in a series A round to bring its first programs in neurodegenerative disease to IND. The round was co-led by MRL Ventures Fund and AbbVie Ventures, with participation...
15:56 , Nov 16, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

M Ventures leads $30M series A for RNA start-up Ribometrix

RNA company Ribometrix Inc. (Durham, N.C.) raised $30 million in a series A round led by M Ventures on Nov. 13. Fellow new investors Amgen Ventures, Pappas Capital and Illumina Ventures also participated, as did...