Con­nect Bio­phar­ma snags $115 mil­lion in Se­ries C to de­vel­op ar­se­nal of im­mune mod­u­la­tors

Zheng Wei and William Pan met in a mol­e­c­u­lar bi­ol­o­gy study group in col­lege in Guangzhou, Chi­na.

In the fol­low­ing decades, the duo trans­formed from col­lege note-tak­ers to co-founders of Taicang, Chi­na-based Con­nect Bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals. And on Mon­day, they com­plet­ed a $115 mil­lion Se­ries C to pro­pel their pipeline of im­mune mod­u­la­tors.

“The amount and the type of in­vestors that we have in this round — it re­al­ly is a big boost for the com­pa­ny,” said Wei, who most re­cent­ly served as di­rec­tor of im­munol­o­gy at San Diego-based Are­na Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals.

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