Cardioxyl gains $14.5M in first venture round

Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals of Towson, MD has pocketed $14.5 million in its first round of venture capital. Much of the money will go to developing its nitroxyl donor program for the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure. The Aurora Funds and New Enterprise Associates co-led the round. Cardioxyl's initial program is based on technology developed at Johns Hopkins University by David Kass, M.D., John P. Toscano, Ph.D., Nazareno Paolocci, M.D., Ph.D., and their scientific collaborators.

- here's the release on the venture round

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