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Grabbing a quick $55M venture round, Bellicum Pharma ponders an IPO

Just 8 months after extending its last round with a $15 million raise, Houston-based Bellicum Pharmaceuticals has lured in a whole new group of backers to add $55 million to fuel its work. And the strategic financing allows the biotech to stare down a shot at an IPO while the window remains open.

Civitas nails $55M venture round for a PhIII Parkinson's study

Civitas Therapeutics has nailed down a substantial $55 million venture round aimed at getting its lead program for Parkinson's through Phase III and onto the market. The Chelsea, MA-based biotech is developing CVT-301, a fast-acting rescue formulation of levodopa that can be self-administered through an inhaler.

Sprout pockets $15M for its long-delayed 'female Viagra'

North Carolina's Sprout Pharmaceuticals put together a $15 million funding round, cash the biotech will use to make another go at FDA approval for its female sexual dysfunction treatment.

uBiome raises $4.5M as first batch of Y Combinator biotechs pitch to investors

The first batch of Y Combinator-backed life science companies made their pitches at the incubator's Demo Day this week. And with one of the startups already bagging $4.5 million from angel investors, Y Combinator is optimistic it can continue to expand into healthcare.

Israel's NeuroDerm banks $16M to advance its Parkinson's pump

Israeli biotech NeuroDerm has secured a $16 million investment to support its work on a wearable treatment for Parkinson's disease, working through a mid-stage study on its lead candidate for the neurodegenerative ailment.

Clinverse and Comprehend raise $30M in separate financing rounds

Clinverse and Comprehend have raised a total of $30.1 million in separate Series C and B financing rounds, giving both companies the cash to push ahead with their expansion plans.

Dermira pockets $51M to bankroll skin treatments

Well-funded biotech Dermira has landed a $51 million C round to support its late-stage dermatology pipeline, rallying some high-profile investors as it dials up R&D spending and builds out its management team.

Tolero bags $14M to take its cancer drug to Phase III

Salt Lake City biotech Tolero Pharmaceuticals has raised $14.2 million in Series B cash to bankroll the development of alvocidib, a marrow cancer treatment on the verge of late-stage trials.

Juno stuffs its CAR-T war chest with another $134M fundraise

Superlatively well-funded biotech startup Juno Therapeutics has bagged another $134 million in venture cash, bringing its 12-month total north of $300 million as it races to advance a new therapeutic approach that could transform cancer treatment.

Fecal-transplant specialist Rebiotix nabs $25M round

Roseville, MN-based Rebiotix says it raised $25 million in a Series B, designed to fund pivotal work on its lead fecal-transplant program for RBX2660.