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Intrinsic raising $21M for implant to improve lumbar disc surgery

Intrinsic Therapeutics is aiming at more effective surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation and is in the process of raising almost $21 million in venture capital, according to a Sept. 17 SEC filing.

Device share of healthcare venture capital funding hits decade low

While medical device venture activity may have picked up this year, the comparison point in 2013 was abysmally low. In addition, Series A device investment was still shrinking. That's according to a new report from Silicon Valley Bank. These trends are pushing the sector to be more reliant on angel investors, which are becoming more accessible with the advent of crowdfunding, and corporate VCs, who are stealthy but increasingly active.

Atlas, NEA bankroll a $30M round for synthetic biology upstart Synlogic

This morning Atlas Venture and New Enterprise Associates announced that they have committed $29.4 million to launch Synlogic, a new Cambridge, MA-based upstart initially seeded last fall that has set out to build a platform that can create therapeutic microbes.

Rotation Medical gets $27.2M to fund rotator cuff bioimplant launch

Startup Rotation Medical nabbed a $27.2 million Series B round from a group of high-profile VCs including Life Science Partners and New Enterprise Ventures. It will use the money to finance a July launch and post-market clinical studies of its rotator cuff system that FDA cleared in March.

NEA backs $14M round for a biotech startup focused on autism disorder

New Enterprise Associates has stepped up to help with a $14 million A round designed to get Austin, TX-based startup Lumos Pharmaceuticals in the clinic with a new therapy for an autism spectrum disorder characterized by severe cognitive impairment.

One of biotech's top R&D chiefs makes the leap to the VC crowd at NEA

Elliott Sigal has opened the next chapter of his career. The former R&D chief at Bristol-Myers Squibb, who helped squire a number of blockbuster programs through the clinic, is joining David Mott as a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates.

NEA-backed orphan-drug accelerator bags another $10M

Cydan, an orphan-drug accelerator bankrolled by New Enterprise Associates and Pfizer Ventures, has secured another $10 million in venture cash.

Sanofi, NEA team up in $18M round for rare disease outfit Edimer

Edimer aims to use the new funds to bankroll a midstage study of its lead candidate EDI200, a recombinant protein intended to restore normal development in newborns with XLHED.

NEA backs Cartiva amid osteoarthritis trial

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has dipped into its ample coffers to provide Cartiva with $4.3 million. The capital infusion backs the startup's ongoing clinical trial of a cartilage replacement implant in patients with osteoarthritis.

NEA's Mott, Kleiner Perkins pump $20M into cancer drug upstart

David Mott at New Enterprise Associates has put together a $20 million round to back 3-V Biosciences, an upstart biotech with deep roots in Switzerland's scientific community and an office in Silicon Valley.