BioNTech has raised $270 million (€224 million). The series A round positions the German biotech to mount a multifront attack on cancer, spearheaded by mRNA therapies and supported by a clutch of other modalities including CAR-T cells.
Curisium, a new healthcare technology that builds blockchain-based contracting technology for payers, providers, and life sciences companies, officially launche with the announcement that it has secured $3.5 million in seed funding.
Virtual Incision’s RASD weighs just two pounds and is designed to perform the procedure through a smaller incision, potentially reducing recovery time and mitigating the risk of surgical complications.
Kyn is led by an Atlas entrepreneur-in-residence Mark Manfredi, who was previously chief scientific officer at Raze Therapeutics (also an Atlas-funded startup). Raze raised a $24 million Series A in 2014, but the company appears to have wound down pretty quickly. The website is no longer active, and Manfredi said Raze still has some assets and collaborations, but no longer employs anyone. Atlas’ Bruce Booth says the underlying cancer metabolism biology was too complicated to warrant further investment. Before Raze, Manfredi was VP of oncology biology at Takeda.
SwipeSense, a Chicago-based healthcare technology company has raised a $10.6 million in Series B2 funding led by Eclipse Ventures, with participation from Sandbox Industries and other existing technology and healthcare investors. The company plans to utilize the funding to improve its location-aware apps for healthcare platform, explore new use cases and expand its growing team.
electroCore, a U.S.-based bioelectronic medicine healthcare company advancing better patient therapies through superior approaches to neuromodulation, has announced it completed its Series B financing that has brought in just over $70 million of capital to the company.
Obsidian Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of next-generation cell and gene therapies with pharmacologic operating systems, announced the completion of a $49.5 million Series A financing to further build its technology platform and advance its lead programs toward clinical development.
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