Santaris grabs $30M in third round venture cash

Denmark's Santaris Pharma has banked $30 million from its latest venture round. Gilde Healthcare Partners put up much of that money with BankInvest, Novo, LD, Forbion Capital Partners, Global Life Science Venture, Sunstone Capital, Seventure, Omega, Innovation Capital and members of the company's board and management joining in.

Santaris has been studying RNA antagonist drug candidates based on its LNA chemistry. In 2008 the company said it expects to advance its SPC2996 compound, an RNA antagonist of Bcl-2, into Phase II clinical trials in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and B-cell lymphoma and initiate phase I volunteer studies of two new RNA antagonists for metabolic disorders. 

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