Canadian gene therapy biotech enGene starts trading on Nasdaq after completing Forbion SPAC deal
Gene therapy startup enGene became a public biotech on Wednesday after completing its combination with Forbion European Acquisition, a blank check company formed in 2021.
The Montreal and Boston non-viral gene therapy maker is one of the few life sciences companies to complete a SPAC deal this year, as the alternative listing route largely went out of vogue after a surge in popularity in 2020. EnGene $ENGN commenced trading on Nasdaq and reeled in about $138 million in proceeds to bankroll an ongoing pivotal trial that’s expected to have an interim readout in the middle of next year, which would pave the way to a potential BLA filing in mid-2025, CEO Jason Hanson told Endpoints News.
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