OncoResponse wraps Series A with $22.5M; Plotting IPO, BerGenBio partners with Merck on cancer combos
→ The immuno-oncology antibody discovery company OncoResponse, created by MD Anderson and Theraclone Sciences, just completed a long-running Series A with $22.5 million. The biotech has been piecing this together for awhile now. Most recently insiders and HT Family Office contributed to the round, following Baxalta (now Shire), GreatPoint Ventures, the Helsinn Investment Fund, Arch Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, and MD Anderson, with William Marsh Rice University and Alexandria Real Estate Equities also participating. “With the final closing of our Series A, we look ahead to the continued development of our research programs that aim to expand the promise of immuno-oncology by identifying therapeutically relevant antibodies from patients with elite response to cancer immunotherapy in a number of oncology indications,” said CEO Clifford Stocks.
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