As Somaxon waits for the FDA okay on insomnia treatment Silenor, the company has lined up funding for marketing and commercialization of the drug. The company inked a $15 million secured loan agreement with Oxford Finance Corporation and Silicon Valley Bank. In addition, Kingsbridge Capital has committed to provide up to $50 million of capital through the purchase of newly-issued shares of Somaxon's common stock.
"The the availability of these funds will support our financial position as we continue to move forward in discussions with a number of companies regarding a potential strategic collaboration relating to the commercialization of Silenor," said Somaxon's interim CEO David F. Hale.
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