Phase Bioscience Inc., a Durham, N.C.-based biotech company focused on the delivery, production and purification of protein-based therapeutics and small molecules, has raised $5.4 million in additional Series B funding. The round is now closed at $6.6 million. Fletcher Spaght Ventures co-led the tranche alongside existing Series B backer Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. Founding investor Hatteras Venture Partners also participated.
Phase Bioscience, Inc., a development stage biotechnology company, announced today that it has successfully raised an additional $5.4 million in Series B financing, bringing the total Series B round to $6.6 million. New investor, Fletcher Spaght Ventures (FSV) co-led the round, joining Series B lead investor, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC), which closed on a first tranche of the financing in December 2006 and invested further in this closing. Founding investor, Hatteras Venture Partners (HVP), reinvested in this Series B round from its new fund. Dr. Guy Fish, Vice President, FSV commented that “biopharmaceutical companies highly value the capabilities of PhaseBio's innovations.”
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In conjunction with the financing, Guy Fish, MD, Vice President, FSV and Doug Reed, MD, General Partner, HVP join the Phase Bioscience Board of Directors. “Our new Directors bring invaluable experiences and perspectives to help lead PhaseBio through our next stages of growth,” said Clay Thorp, Chairman of Phase Bioscience and HVP General Partner. Dr. Fish has over twenty years of experience in the life sciences, healthcare and biotechnology sectors. He serves as a Vice President in the Healthcare Practice Group at Fletcher Spaght, the firm's consulting business. Previously, Dr. Fish held an operating position at Collagenesis, was a senior member of The Boston Consulting Group and served as a securities analyst in the medical devices group of Sanford Bernstein. He holds an MD degree from the Yale School of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine. He received an MBA from the Yale School of Management and an AB degree in Biochemistry from
About Fletcher Spaght Ventures
Fletcher Spaght Ventures (FSV) invests in high potential markets/companies identified by Fletcher Spaght, Inc.'s practice groups in High Technology, Healthcare and Corporate Growth. Fletcher Spaght, Inc. (FSI) was founded in 1983. The firm provides strategy and financing assistance to new ventures, risk capital investors and large enterprises with emerging technologies or other growth opportunities. FSI develops market research, competitive analysis and financial analysis to advise clients on the commercial potential of new ventures and the options for growing, funding or acquiring new businesses.
About Hatteras Venture Partners
Hatteras Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in
About Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation
Organized in 1973, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC) is the venture capital subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. JJDC makes private equity investments in venture funded health care companies. Portfolio companies include those in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics and consumer products. JJDC also leads and manages internal investments in selected promising technologies.
About Phase Bioscience, Inc.
Phase Bioscience, Inc. (PhaseBio), located in Research Triangle Park, NC, is a privately held biopharmaceutical company molded around an innovative set of technologies that provide new solutions to delivery, production and purification of both protein-based therapeutics and small molecules. Our proprietary Elastin-Like Peptide (ELP) technology enables the Company and its partners to efficiently express and purify proteins and dramatically improve their pharmaceutical attributes. The Company's deltaPhase