US-based biotech company VLP Therapeutics, Inc. (VLPT) announced on December 27 that it has signed an agreement for an investment of US$21 million in a Series A-1 round from six investors, consisting of two new investors: Nobelpharma Co., Ltd. and MUFG Bank, Ltd., and four existing investors: Sojitz Corporation, MIYAKO Capital Co., Ltd., Mr. Robert G. Hisaoka and SK Impact Fund, LLC.
Gaithersburg’s Sirnaomics Secures $105 Million in Series E Financing to Fund Development of Novel RNAi Therapeutics
Proceeds to Fund Development of Novel RNAi Therapeutics for Cancers, Viral Infections, Fibrosis, and Metabolic Diseases
Intralytix Receives SBIR Grant to Develop Phage Preparation for Reducing Vibrio parahaemolyticus Contamination of Foods
Intralytix, Inc. announced today that it has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), for the development of a phage biocontrol solution for Vibrio parahaemolyticus
in various food products.
Commission Appoints Amritha Jaishankar, Ph.D. as Executive Director, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF)
The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission (Commission) announces the appointment of Amritha Jaishankar, PhD as Executive Director, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF).
Betamore and Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) are collaborating on a new, more impactful, hybrid conference event, Founder City. Founder City brings together into one event some of the [….]
The National Institutes of Health provides significant funding for drug development research to universities, companies, and organizations. Over the course of 2020, the NIH provided a significant amount of funding to the BioHealth Capital Region.
End of Year Update: 2020 Life Science Venture Capital Funding Roundup in the BioHealth Capital Region
This has certainly been a year unlike any other for BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) life science companies of all sizes and kinds. Just a few months into 2020, the coronavirus pandemic swept the region, seriously disrupting, albeit temporarily, the best laid plans of aspiring founders, entrepreneurs, emerging startups, pre-clinical and more established, larger biohealth organizations in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Communicating with investors before AND after funding is both an art and science. Learn best strategies at this exciting event!
COVID-19 has created significant challenges for the Venture Capital (VC) market and life science companies seeking funding during the pandemic. While the pandemic has undoubtedly added a new layer of risk to an inherently risky field, the fundamentals for what makes a company attractive to a VC have remained steady.
Andrew Davis is Vice President at Scheer Partners and helps run the scientific real estate practice. Andrew lives in Maryland but assists scientific companies identify, negotiate, and build space in the Biohealth Capital Region, Philadelphia / Greater PA, and Massachusetts.