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Our portfolio features an exciting mix of biotech
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Aura Biosciences is applying nanotechnology to the fight against cancer. Its novel viral nanoparticle technology, developed in partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), harnesses the potential of viral evolution and tumor targeting for the treatment of cancer.
CVRx® developed a proprietary implantable technology for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure. Barostim neo uses CVRx-patented technology that is designed to trigger the body’s own natural blood flow regulation system to treat these conditions. Barostim neo can be adjusted to meet each patient’s individual therapy needs.
Galecto is focused on developing novel drugs for the treatment of fibrosis, inflammation, and cancer based on targeting galectins, a group of proteins shown to be involved in many disease processes. Galecto’s team of scientists and experts has shown in preclinical and clinical studies that the company’s high potency galectin modulators may open new treatment possibilities for many patients. The company’s lead product, TD139, is an inhaled galectin-3 inhibitor in Phase II/III studies for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Galecto is located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics using our proprietary mucus-penetrating particle technology, with a focus on the treatment of eye diseases. Kala’s first product, INVELTYS® for the treatment of inflammation and pain following ocular surgery, was approved in 2019 and its lead product candidate, KPI-121 0.25%, for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease is in phase III trials
Minoryx is a clinical-stage biotech company developing new therapies for orphan CNS diseases with a high unmet medical need. The company’s lead program leriglitazone (MIN-102) has completed a Phase II/III clinical trial for the treatment of adrenomyeloneuropathy, the most common phenotype of X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy, and a Phase II study in Friedreich’s Ataxia.
(Acq. Takeda Pharmaceuticals)
Initial investment in Cellerix, founded in 2004. Cellerix was a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative treatments based on a cell therapy. Subsequently it reverse-merged with Tigenix listed on Euronext. Tigenx was Acquired in July 2018 by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
VarmX is a pharmaceutical spin-off from the Leiden University Medical Center, founded in 2016, that is specialized in the discovery and development of therapeutic proteins for the prevention and treatment of bleeding. The company’s leading product in development, VMX-C001, is a new therapeutic protein to prevent or stop severe bleeding in patients taking blood thinners in the form of direct factor Xa inhibitors.
Vivet Therapeutics is dedicated to developing innovative gene therapy treatments for orphan diseases including Wilson Disease, Progressive Familiar Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) and other indications. Vivet is focused on optimizing gene therapy through a partnership with the Fundacion para la Investigacion Medica Aplicada (FIMA, Universidad de Navarra) to develop new AAV vectors specifically targeting the liver and generating new technologies to optimize gene delivery and long-term expression.
Extension led by Pontifax Venture Capital and existing investors Novo Holdings and Ysios Capital, raising an additional 31M EUR
Now proceeding to Cohort 2 to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two doses of KPI-012
Lorundrostat pivotal clinical program, for the treatment of patients with uncontrolled hypertension, expected to begin in the first half of 2023
FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for Belzupacap Sarotalocan (bel-sar) for the Treatment of Choroidal Metastasis