RTW, Bayer back Cytokinetics-allied Ji Xing Pharmaceuticals with $162M: #JPM24
SAN FRANCISCO — RTW Investments is once again providing funding to Ji Xing Pharmaceuticals, the Shanghai-based biotech it incubated in 2019, with $127 million alongside a $35 million investment from Bayer’s Leaps by Bayer unit.
The Series D financing, disclosed in the weekend leading up to the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, could also bear fruit for Bayer’s cardiovascular and ophthalmology pipeline, as the multinational Big Pharma snags the “privileged rights to negotiate the commercialization of Ji Xing’s pipeline assets” in those broad areas.
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