Exosome Diagnostics nabs $27 mln

Exosome Diagnostics said Tuesday that it has closed $27 million in Series B financing. New investors QIAGEN and Arcus Ventures led the round with participation from Tiger Partners, CD Ventures, Monashee Capital, NGN Capital and Forbion Capital Partners. Leerink Swann served as financial advisor and placement agent to Exosome on the transaction. In conjunction with the funding, Dr. Steven Soignet, general partner at Arcus Ventures, has been added to Exosome’s board of directors. Exosome is a developer of molecular diagnostic tests.

RuiYi and arGEN-X Announce License Agreement

arGEN-X BV has granted a worldwide exclusive license to RuiYi to develop and commercialize ARGX-109, a novel anti-IL-6 monoclonal antibody discovered and developed by arGEN-X. arGEN-X is backed by OrbiMed Advisors, Seventure Partners, Forbion Capital Partners, Credit Agricole Private Equity, LSP, BioGeneration Ventures, the Erasmus Biomedical Fund, Thuja Capital and VIB.

Astley-Sparke Joins Forbion Capital

Philip Astley-Sparke has joined Forbion Capital Partners as a venture partner based in Boston. He had been BioVex’s president and CEO since 2005. Once Amgen acquired BioVex in March 2011, Astley-Sparke served as VP and GM of Amgen until the following December. PRESS RELEASE Forbion Capital Partners today announced Philip Astley-Sparke, the former President and CEO […]

Promedior Appoints President and CEO

Promedior, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing biologic therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis, has appointed Suzanne L. Bruhn as president and chief executive officer. In March, the company announced the closing of a Series D financing round led by Fibrotec Ventures with participation from all of Promedior’s existing venture investors, including Morgenthaler Ventures, HealthCare […]

Promedior Raises $21.5 Million

Promedior, a clinical stage biotechnology company has raised $21.5M in a first closing of a Series D financing round. The financing was led by a new investor, Fibrotec Ventures with participation from all of Promedior’s existing venture investors, including Morgenthaler Ventures, HealthCare Ventures, Polaris Venture Partners, Forbion Capital Partners and Easton Capital Investment Group. This […]

Promedior Inks $21.5M

Malvern, Penn.-based Promedior Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing therapeutics for fibroproliferative diseases, has held a $21.5 million first closing of its Series D round.  New investor Fibrotec Ventures led the round, which included existing shareholders Morgenthaler Ventures, HealthCare Ventures, Polaris Venture Partners, Forbion Capital Partners and Easton Capital Investment Group. This new round […]

arGEN-X Inks $37M Series B

arGEN-X, a biopharmaceutical company developing human monoclonal antibodies, has raised 27.5 million euro ($37 million) in Series B financing. OrbiMed Advisors and Seventure Partners co-led the round, which included participation from existing shareholders Forbion Capital Partners, Credit Agricole Private Equity, LSP, BioGeneration Ventures, the Erasmus Biomedical Fund, Thuja Capital and VIB. Mike Sheffery of OrbiMed will join the company’s board.

CircuLite Raises $30m for Series D

CircuLite, a developer of a surgically implanted blood pump for long-term use in heart failure patients, has raised $30 million for its oversubscribed Series D financing round. The round was led by new investor, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, and Netherlands-based Forbion Capital Partners, a founding VC of CircuLite and the largest investor in the company. […]

Oxyrane Adds $26.5M

Oxyrane UK Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company based in The Netherlands, has closed on $26.5 million in a equity round of funding. Investors include Forbion Capital Partners, Morningside Groups and New Science Ventures. Sander Slootweg of Forbion and Gerald Chan of Morningside Group have joined the company’s board. Oxyrane is developing enzyme replacement therapies to treat rare inheritied diseases.

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