Sequent Medical rakes in $20 mln

Sequent Medical said Tuesday that it has received $20 million in Series D financing. Previous backer Delphi Ventures led the round with participation from Domain Associates, US Venture Partners and Versant Ventures. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Sequent Medical is a medical-device company focused on catheter-based neurovascular technologies.

VC-backed Syndax Pharmaceuticals files for IPO

Syndax Pharmaceuticals has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be offered as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. Deutsche Bank Securities and Jefferies are serving as lead underwriters. Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Syndax is a Syndax Pharmaceuticals is a developer of epigenetic therapies for treatment-resistant cancers. Its backers include Domain Associates, MPM Capital, Forward Ventures, Pappas Ventures and Avalon Ventures.

VC-backed Achaogen debuts IPO

Achaogen has launched its IPO after pricing its 6 million shares at $12 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “AKAO.” Credit Suisse Securities and Cowen and Company are the lead underwriters. Based in South San Francisco, Achaogen is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. Its backers include 5AM Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Venrock, Versant Ventures, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, Domain Associates and Alta Partners.

Atara Biotherapeutics secures Series B funds

Drug development company Atara Biotherapeutics has secured $38.5 million in initial closings under its Series B financing. In this round, investors Amgen Ventures, Celgene Corporation and EcoR1 Capital joined existing investors Alexandria Venture Investments, DAG Ventures, Domain Associates and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Egros Appointed COO of NovaMedica

Fabrice Egros has been appointed COO, pharmaceutical director and board member of NovaMedica. The business was established as part of the $760 million collaboration between the Russian high technology investment fund RUSNANO and the American health care venture fund Domain Associates.

RightCare Closes $1.75 Mln Series A Funding

RightCare Solutions has secured $1.75 million in Series A funding led by Compass Partners and Domain Associates. RightCare, of Ft. Washington, Pa., specializes in hospital discharge planning and readmission management.

Apnex Medical Closes $10 Million Financing

Apnex Medical has secured financing totaling $10 million from New Enterprise Associates. The funds will be used to support the ongoing Apnex Clinical Study. Apnex develops medical devices aimed at helping people with sleep apnea. Other investors in the company include Domain Associates, Polaris Venture Partners and investor and Apnex chairman Michael Berman.

Tobira Therapeutics Appoints Three Execs

Tobira Therapeutics, a developer of innovative antiretroviral therapies for HIV, has appointed three executives in the finance, clinical and pharmaceutical sciences functions. Caroline Loewy joins the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer, Jeff Enejosa, M.D., as senior director, clinical research, and Mark Menning as director, pharmaceutical sciences. Tobira has financial backing from […]

CoDa Therapeutics Raises Additional $20m for Series B

CoDa Therapeutics has raised an additional $20 million from RusnanoMedInvest in a second close of its Series B financing round. This brings the total Series B Round to nearly $40 million following the first close late last year. All current investors, including Domain Associates, GBS Ventures and BioPacificVentures participated. San Diego-based CoDa is a biopharmaceutical […]

Astute Medical Wraps Up Big Biomarker Round

Astute Medical, the San Diego-based biomarker-based medical diagnostics firm, took in more than $40 million in a big Series C round, the company revealed. The financing was led by MPM Capital, and included new investor Kaiser Permanente Ventures. Prior backers De Novo Ventures, Delphi Ventures, Domain Associates and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation also joined […]

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