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Antios Therapeutics Raises $75 Million in a Series B-1 Funding to Advance Clinical Programs for HBV

November 3, 2021

MENDHAM, N.J. /PRNewswire/ — Antios Therapeutics, Inc. (“Antios”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies to treat and cure chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV), today announced the successful closing of a $75 million Series B-1 financing. The financing round was co-led by GordonMD Global Investments, a firm focused on investments in private and publicly traded global growth and innovative biopharma companies primarily located in the United StatesJapan, and Europe.

Jasper Therapeutics Closes Transaction With Amplitude Healthcare Acquisition Corporation

September 24, 2021

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jasper Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on hematopoietic cell transplant therapies, today announced the completion of its business combination with Amplitude Healthcare Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq:AMHC), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by affiliates of Avego Management, LLC and Metalmark Capital. The business combination closed on September 24, 2021. Following the closing, the combined company will operate as Jasper Therapeutics, Inc. and, on or about September 27, 2021, its shares of voting common stock and warrants are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “JSPR” and “JSPRW,” respectively.

Ribon Therapeutics Secures $65 Million Financing

July 14, 2021

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ribon Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing therapeutics targeting stress support pathways in cancer and inflammation, announced the closing of a $65 million financing. The financing was led by Deerfield Management and U.S. Venture Partners, with support from new investors Avego BioScience Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Monashee Investment Management and Peregrine Ventures, along with existing investors AbbVie Ventures, Bristol Myers Squibb, Euclidean Capital, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc., Novartis Venture Fund, Osage University Partners, Takeda Ventures and The Column Group. Ribon will use the proceeds to support the clinical development of its novel precision medicine candidates.

Jasper Therapeutics and Amplitude Healthcare Acquisition Corporation Announce Merger to Create a Publicly Listed Leading Biotechnology Company in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

May 06, 2021

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jasper Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on hematopoietic cell transplant therapies, and Amplitude Healthcare Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: AMHCU), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by affiliates of Avego Management, LLC and Metalmark Capital, today announced they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, anticipated to occur in the third quarter 2021, the combined company will be renamed Jasper Therapeutics, Inc., and its common stock is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “JSPR.”

Arch Oncology Secures $105 Million Series C Financing

April 27, 2021

BRISBANE, Calif. and ST. LOUIS (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arch Oncology, Inc., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of anti-CD47 biologic therapies, today announced that it has closed a $105 million Series C financing co-led by Eventide Asset Management, Cowen Healthcare Investments and current investor 3×5 Partners, who were joined by new investors Adage Capital Management, Point72 Asset Management, Avego Healthcare Capital, FMB Research and Broadfin Holdings.

Caribou Biosciences Raises $115M Series C Financing to Advance Next-Generation CRISPR Technologies and Allogeneic Cell Therapy Pipeline

March 03, 2021

BERKELEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Caribou Biosciences, Inc., a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome editing biotechnology company, announced today the successful completion of an oversubscribed $115 million Series C financing. Proceeds from the financing will be used to further develop the Company’s proprietary, next-generation CRISPR technology platform and to advance the Company’s pipeline of wholly-owned allogeneic immune cell therapies for oncology with best-in-class potential.

Santen and U.S. Ophthalmic Company Eyevance Enter into Share Purchase Agreement

September 16, 2020

OSAKA, Japan and FORT WORTH, Texas /PRNewswire/ — Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Santen”) and Eyevance Holdings LLC announced that Santen Holdings U.S. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santen, and Eyevance Holdings LLC entered into a share purchase agreement where Santen Holdings U.S. Inc. acquires all of outstanding shares of Eyevance Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. (hereinafter “Eyevance”).