PanOptica snags $45 mln Series B funds

PanOptica said Tuesday that it has closed up to $45 million in Series B funding. Novo Ventures and Third Rock Ventures led the round with participation from SV Life Sciences. Headquartered in Bernardsville, NJ, PanOptica is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on ophthalmology therapies.


ICON agrees to acquire PE-backed Aptiv Solutions for $143.5 mln

ICON has agreed to buy Aptiv Solutions for a cash consideration of $143.5 million. The sellers are The Halifax Group, SV Life Sciences, Comvest Partners and Aptiv’s management. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Aptiv Solutions is a biopharmaceutical and medical device company.

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners Backs OncoEthix Series B

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has backed the Series B financing round of OncoEthix through BioDiscovery 4, its fourth fund dedicated to life sciences. OncoEthix is a Swiss-based oncology drug development company founded in 2009. Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners participated alongside SV Life Sciences and existing investors Index Ventures and Endeavour Vision.

Cibiem Appoints President and CEO

Medical device company Cibiem has appointed Ken Martin to president and chief executive officer. Martin will succeed Cibiem co-founder Howard R. Levin who will continue his active involvement within the company and as a member of its board of directors.The company is backed by SV Life Sciences and Third Rock Ventures.

SV Life Sciences Makes Black a Managing Partner

SV Life Sciences said Monday that Darren Black was named a managing partner while Tom Flynn was made a partner. Black joined SV Life Sciences in 2003 and will continue to focus on healthcare services, pharmaceutical services and healthcare information technology. Flynn joined the life sciences VC firm in 2011 and targets post-acute care delivery and healthcare information technology services.

SV Life Sciences, Bessemer Back Post-Acutre Care Provider Health Essentials

Health Essentials, a provider of post-acute care management services, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from SV Life Sciences and Bessemer Venture Partners. Health Essentials, which provides care to the frail and elderly population in California, Nevada and Arizona, aims to use the growth funding to expand into new geographies. As part of the funding, Stephen Kraus from Bessemer and Tom Flynn from SV Life Sciences, have joined the board.

Sutro Biopharma Secures More Funds Led by Skyline Ventures

San Francisco-based Sutro Biopharma has closed a $16.5 million second tranche of its Series C financing. The financing was led by Skyline Ventures and included participation of Lilly Ventures, Amgen Ventures, SV Life Sciences and Alta Partners. Sutro has raised almost $60 million since its founding in 2003. PRESS RELEASE Sutro Biopharma today announced the […]

CardioKinetix Appoints Veteran Medical Device Exec

Medical device company CardioKinetix has apointed Maria Sainz as president and chief executive officer. Recently Sainz served as general manager of Stryker Neurovascular, which acquired Concentric Medical in October 2011 under her leadership as president and CEO. CardioKinetix is backed by SV Life Sciences, New Leaf Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, Panorama Capital, and H&Q […]

SV Life Sciences, Petra Captial Provide Funding to WellNow Urgent Care

WellNow Urgent Care has lauched with $35 million in committed capital from investors including SV Life Sciences, Petra Capital Partners and River Cities Capital Funds. Nashville, Tenn-based WellNow focuses on treating patients in underserved markets. PRESS RELEASE WellNow Urgent Care, a new urgent care company focused on treating patients in underserved markets, has launched operations […]

TransEnterix Closes $15 million Round

TransEnterix Inc. has closed a $15 million in venture capital financing. TransEnterix currently markets throughout Europe and the US a platform called the SPIDER® Surgical System. The funding is the second tranche of the company’s Series B financing secured in 2009. Aisling Capital, Quaker BioVentures, Intersouth Partners, Synergy Life Science Partners and SV Life Sciences […]

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