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Jun 24 2021

Elevation Oncology Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Jun 24 2021

NEW YORK, NY – June 24, 2021 – Elevation Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELEV), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of precision medicines for patients with genomically defined cancers, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,250,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share. All of the shares are being offered by Elevation Oncology. The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Elevation Oncology, are expected to be $100 million. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on June 25, 2021 under the ticker symbol “ELEV.” The offering is expected to close on June 29, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. In addition, Elevation Oncology has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 937,500 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

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Jun 23 2021

Monte Rosa Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Jun 23 2021

Boston, MA – June 23, 2021 – Monte Rosa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUE), a biotechnology company developing a portfolio of novel small molecule precision medicines that employ the body’s natural mechanisms to selectively degrade therapeutically relevant proteins, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 11,700,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $19.00 per share. All of the shares are being offered by Monte Rosa. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on June 24, 2021 under the ticker symbol “GLUE.” The gross proceeds of the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Monte Rosa, are expected to be approximately $222.3 million. The offering is expected to close on June 28, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. In addition, Monte Rosa has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,755,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price.

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May 11 2021

Talaris Therapeutics Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering

May 11 2021

BOSTON and LOUISVILLE, KY – May 11, 2021 – Talaris Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TALS), a late-clinical stage cell therapy company developing therapies with the potential to transform the standard of care in solid organ transplantation, certain severe autoimmune diseases, and certain severe non-malignant blood, immune and metabolic disorders, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 8,825,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. The gross proceeds of the offering were approximately $150.0 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses. The shares began trading on the Nasdaq Global Market on May 7, 2021 under the symbol “TALS.” All shares in the offering were offered by Talaris Therapeutics. In addition, the underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,323,750 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions.

Morgan Stanley, SVB Leerink, Evercore ISI and Guggenheim Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed and was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2021. This offering was made only by means of a written prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the initial public offering can be obtained, when available, from: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; SVB Leerink LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, by telephone at (800) 808-7525, ext. 6105, or by email at syndicate@svbleerink.com; Evercore Group L.L.C., Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 55 East 52nd Street, 35th Floor, New York, NY 10055, or by telephone at (888) 474-0200, or by email at ecm.prospectus@evercore.com; and Guggenheim Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 330 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, by telephone at (212) 518-5548, or by email at GSEquityProspectusDelivery@guggenheimpartners.com.

 

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Apr 20 2021

Biomea Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering

Apr 20 2021

REDWOOD CITY, CA – April 20, 2021 – Biomea Fusion, Inc. (“Biomea”) (Nasdaq: BMEA), a preclinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of irreversible small molecules to treat patients with genetically defined cancers, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 9,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $17.00 per share. All of the shares of common stock were offered by Biomea. Biomea’s common stock began trading on The Nasdaq Global Select Market on April 16, 2021 under the ticker symbol “BMEA.” The gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Biomea, were $153.0 million. In addition, Biomea has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,350,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses.

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Apr 12 2021

Antios Therapeutics Raises $96 Million in a Series B Financing

Apr 12 2021

MENDHAM, N.J. – April 12, 2021  – Antios Therapeutics, Inc. (“Antios”) today announced the successful completion of a $96 million Series B financing. The proceeds from this financing will support the ongoing Phase 2 clinical program which is evaluating the potential for the Company’s lead clinical candidate, ATI-2173, to be a backbone of a once-daily curative regimen for chronic hepatitis B. ATI-2173 is a novel, orally administered, liver-targeted Active Site Polymerase Inhibitor Nucleotide (ASPIN) that can shut down HBV polymerase activity and viral replication.

The financing was led by Soleus Capital with participation from new major investors RA Capital Management, Adage Capital Management LP, Pontifax and Aisling Capital as well as other healthcare focused funds, Altium Capital, Amzak Health, Granite Point Capital Management, LP, and LifeSci Venture Partners and participation from all of the original Series A investors including Lumira Ventures, CAM Capital, Delos Capital, Domain Associates and Sixty Degree Capital. David Canner, Partner at Soleus Capital and Iyona Rajkomar, MBBS, CFA, Partner at Pontifax, are joining the Board of Directors.

“ATI-2173 has already demonstrated potent on-treatment and durable off-treatment effects in our Phase 1b study in patients with chronic hepatitis B,” said Greg Mayes, Chief Executive Officer of Antios. “Those results will be presented at an upcoming major medical conference. With this financing we are now well positioned to continue to highlight how ATI-2173 may become the backbone of a curative regimen for HBV which remains a significant unmet global public health need. We look forward to working with new and existing investors to advance ATI-2173 forward in development.”

Guy Levy, Chief Investment Officer of Soleus Capital said, “Despite significant progress in recent years, HBV remains an area of high unmet medical need. Given the mechanistic rationale and impressive early data, we believe ATI-2173 could play an essential role in developing curative regimens for the millions of people suffering from chronic HBV infection. We are excited to partner with the experienced team at Antios to help bring this therapy to patients.”

About ATI-2173

ATI-2173 is a novel, orally administered, liver-targeted Active Site Polymerase Inhibitor Nucleotide (ASPIN) molecule designed to deliver the 5’-monophosphate of clevudine to the liver. This L-nucleoside’s active 5’-triphosphate has unique antiviral properties as a non-competitive, non-chain terminating HBV polymerase inhibitor that distorts the active site of HBV polymerase resulting in potent HBV antiviral activity and extended off-treatment suppression of HBV DNA. ATI-2173 targets the liver, delivering high levels of the unique 5’- triphosphate while limiting systemic exposure to the parent L-nucleoside. ATI-2173 has the potential to become an integral part of a curative combination regimen for chronic hepatitis B.

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Apr 8 2021

Reneo Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Apr 8 2021

SAN DIEGO, CA – April 08, 2021 – Reneo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for patients with rare, genetic, mitochondrial diseases, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,250,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share, for total gross proceeds of approximately $93.8 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses. All of the shares are being offered by Reneo. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market on April 9, 2021 under the symbol “RPHM.” In addition, Reneo has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 937,500 shares of common stock at the public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on April 13, 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Jefferies, SVB Leerink and Piper Sandler are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and became effective on April 8, 2021. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from: Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at (877) 821-7388 or by e-mail at prospectus_department@jefferies.com; SVB Leerink LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110, by telephone at (800) 808-7525, ext. 6105 or by e-mail at syndicate@svbleerink.com; or Piper Sandler & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 800 Nicollet Mall, J12S03, Minneapolis, MN 55402, by telephone at (800) 747-3924 or by e-mail at prospectus@psc.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Reneo Pharmaceuticals

Reneo is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for patients with rare genetic mitochondrial diseases, which are often associated with the inability of mitochondria to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Reneo is developing REN001 to modulate genes critical to metabolism and generation of ATP, which is the primary source of energy for cellular processes. REN001 has been shown to increase transcription of genes involved in mitochondrial function and increase fatty acid oxidation, and may increase production of new mitochondria.

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Mar 12 2021

Monte Rosa Therapeutics Announces $95 Million Series C Financing to Accelerate Next-generation Protein Degradation Platform

Mar 12 2021

BOSTON, MA – March 12, 2021 – Monte Rosa Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines that degrade disease-causing proteins, announced today the closing of a $95 million Series C financing. The proceeds will be used to advance its lead development candidate into the clinic, accelerate pipeline growth and bolster its platform capabilities to rationally design and develop small molecule degraders (also known as molecular glues) that hijack the body’s innate ability to degrade proteins. Through this approach, Monte Rosa aims to eradicate undruggable proteins that cause or drive the progression of genomically-defined diseases intractable to standard care, including cancer.

The financing was led by Avoro Capital Advisors with participation from additional new investors Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and RTW Investments, LP. Monte Rosa’s founding investor Versant Ventures participated in the round, as did additional existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Aisling Capital, Cormorant Asset Management, HBM Healthcare Investments, GV, Amzak Health, Sixty Degree Capital, Casdin Capital and Cambridge Asset Management.

“By leveraging the power of nature’s protein degradation pathways, our next-generation approach is purpose-built to target the undruggable proteome and eliminate disease-driving proteins with high precision,” said Markus Warmuth, M.D., CEO of Monte Rosa. “With extensive and compelling in vivo data in hand, we are confident in the potential of our molecular glue-based targeted protein degradation platform to deliver breakthrough small molecule therapeutics. As we prepare to initiate IND-enabling studies on our lead candidate later this year, and with additional programs transitioning into lead optimization, we are thrilled to have the continued support of such a strong group of new and existing investors who share in our vision. We are excited to build on our early successes to further expand our platform, targeting disease-causing proteins that have been impossible to drug across multiple therapeutic indications.”

“Molecular glue degraders represent a powerful and differentiated approach to eradicating disease-causing proteins,” said Behzad Aghazadeh, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Avoro Capital Advisors. “Coupled with Monte Rosa’s world-class team and drug discovery platform enabled by their machine learning-based prediction of degrons, the company is poised to rapidly expand the previously undruggable target universe and foster a new generation of therapeutics.”

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Feb 1 2021

Zosano Pharma Announces NDA Resubmission Plans Following Type A Meeting with FDA

Feb 1 2021

FREMONT, CA – February 01, 2021 – Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ZSAN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the company completed its Type A meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) Division of Neurology II (the “Division”) regarding the requirements for resubmission of the Qtrypta™ (zolmitriptan transdermal microneedle system) 505(b)(2) New Drug Application (“NDA”) following the Complete Response Letter received on October 20, 2020.

Based on feedback from the Type A meeting held with the Division, the company plans to conduct an additional pharmacokinetic (“PK”) study for inclusion in an NDA resubmission package. During the meeting, the Division did not request that the company conduct any further clinical efficacy studies to support the resubmission. Prior to initiating the PK study, the company plans to submit the study protocol to the Division for additional comment and review. The Division indicated willingness to review the study protocol and provide comments prior to the initiation of the study. The company’s plans for resubmitting the NDA are based on the discussions between the company and the Division during the Type A meeting and may be subject to change upon receipt of the FDA’s official meeting minutes from the Type A meeting.

“We appreciate the FDA’s willingness to discuss our application, and the Division providing confirmation that an additional PK study will be necessary to resubmit the NDA for Qtrypta,” said Steven Lo, President and CEO of Zosano. “We are working to have a protocol for the PK study finalized this quarter. We look forward to initiating and completing the study, and ultimately resubmitting our NDA application. Qtrypta leverages our proprietary microneedle technology that has been supported by data from five trials in 774 subjects, and we are encouraged by its potential to treat patients with debilitating migraines.”

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Dec 18 2020

Poseida Therapeutics Added to Nasdaq Biotechnology Index

Dec 18 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA – December 18, 2020 – Poseida Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing proprietary gene engineering platform technologies to create cell and gene therapeutics with the capacity to cure, today announced that it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index® (Nasdaq: NBI). Addition to the NBI will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 21, 2020.

The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is designed to track the performance of a set of securities listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market® (Nasdaq®) that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). Companies in the NBI must meet eligibility requirements, including minimum market capitalization and average daily trading volume, among other criteria. The Index is evaluated annually and serves as the basis for the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund (Nasdaq: IBB).

For more information about the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index, including eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/Index/Overview/NBI.

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Dec 18 2020

Syndax Pharmaceuticals To Be Added to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index

Dec 18 2020

WALTHAM, MA – December 18, 2020 –  Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNDX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies, today announced that the Company has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index® (NASDAQ: ^NBI), effective prior to market open on Monday, December 21, 2020.

The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index was launched in 1993 and is designed to track the performance of a set of securities listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market® (NASDAQ) that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark. Companies in the NBI must meet eligibility requirements, including an average daily trading volume, minimum market capitalization, and other criteria. The index is evaluated annually and serves as the basis for the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund. For more information about the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index, including eligibility criteria, please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/-Index/Overview/NBI.

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