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...
15:55 , Nov 16, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Hillhouse, Quan lead $93M series B for immuno-oncology play NextCure

NextCure Inc. (Beltsville, Md.) raised $93 million on Nov. 13 in a series B round led by new investors Hillhouse Capital Management and Quan Capital to fund development of its two lead immuno-oncology candidates. PD-1...
11:33 , Nov 13, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Hillhouse, Quan lead $93M series B for immuno-oncology play NextCure

NextCure Inc. (Beltsville, Md.) raised $93 million in a series B round led by new investors Hillhouse Capital Management and Quan Capital to fund development of its two lead immuno-oncology candidates. PD-1 pioneer Lieping Chen...
23:40 , Jun 7, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Deerfield goes to school

Deerfield’s fourth umbrella agreement in the last eight months is a sign the firm is getting serious about creating newcos from academic discoveries. It thinks that with preset terms and unanimous buy-in, the model provides...
23:17 , May 24, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Product R&D

Bias-less bispecifics

Taking a leaf from the small molecule playbook, cancer play Merus N.V. is bringing unbiased screening to the bispecifics space. The biotech is betting the approach can discover bispecific antibodies with novel activity against known...
21:15 , May 18, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

China comes to Europe

  The historically underfunded European biotech sector is in the early stages of tapping into a new stream of capital thanks to the explosion of biomedical innovation in China, which has spawned a wave of...
21:38 , Jan 5, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Oculis raises CHF20M series B

Oculis S.A. (Lausanne, Switzerland) raised CHF20 million ($20.3 million) on Jan. 4 in a tranched series B round led by Bay City Capital, Novartis Venture Fund and Pivotal bioVenture Partners with participation by existing investors...
20:45 , Jan 5, 2018 |  BC Week In Review  |  Financial News

Chinese biotech KBP raises $76 million series A

KBP Biosciences Co. Ltd. (Jinan, China) raised a $76 million series A round on Jan. 5 co-led by Advantech Capital and SDIC Venture Capital, with participation from Sangel Capital, Ping An Ventures, Bay City Capital...
13:06 , Jan 5, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Chinese biotech KBP raises $76 million series A

KBP Biosciences Co. Ltd. (Jinan, China) raised a $76 million series A round co-led by Advantech Capital and SDIC Venture Capital, with participation from Sangel Capital, Ping An Ventures, Bay City Capital GF XINDE Life...
08:02 , Jan 4, 2018 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Oculis raises CHF20M series B

Oculis ehf (Lausanne, Switzerland) raised CHF20 million ($20.3 million) in a series B round led by Bay City Capital, Novartis Venture Fund and Pivotal bioVenture Partners. Existing investors Brunnur Ventures and Silfurberg also participated. The...