Company: Nereus Pharmaceuticals
Based: San Diego, CA
Investors: Advent International, Alta Partners, Astellas Venture Capital , BankInvest, Cheng Xin Technology Development Corp., Eminent Venture Capital Corp., F. Hoffmann - La Roche, Ltd., Forward Ventures, GIMV, HBM BioVentures, InterWest Partners, Novartis Venture Fund, Pacific Venture Group, Red Abbey Venture Partners, Societe Generale - Private Equity Activity, Undisclosed Investor, Undisclosed Venture Firm
Scoop: The money will be used to complete Phase I and begin Phase II clinical trials for Nereus' two drug candidates. The first compound, NPI-2358, is being evaluated for the treatment of solid tumors and lymphomas in Phase I clinical trials. NPI-2358 belongs to a class of compounds that disrupts the intrinsic tumor blood flow, which leads to tumor cell death. It's is one of 200 analogues that were produced after finding activity and novel chemistry from a marine fungal extract.
Nereus gains $45M in D-2 round for cancer drugs. Report