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Funding or Fundraising-Announcements

Notch Therapeutics Raises $85M Series A Financing

TIAP portfolio company Notch Therapeutics has announced one of the largest Series A financing rounds in the history of Canadian biotech. We are proud to say that we were there from the start in 2017 when TIAP received the technology disclosure from Dr. Zuniga-Pflucker via our Member, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and then again when we teamed up with CCRM and Dr. Peter Zandstra of University of Toronto, another one of our Members. TIAP was an early seed investor and acknowledges ... Read more

TIAP & Amgen Co-funds transformative projects to support new venture development

December 8, 2020 TIAP announces co-funding of transformative projects with Amgen to support new venture development Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) is excited to announce co-investments made with a key strategic partner, Amgen Inc., into three translational life sciences projects from its members: University of Toronto, University Health Network (UHN) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The TIAP-Amgen partnership, formalized in 2019, has an objective to jointly fund nascent technologies managed by TIAP on behalf of its Toronto-based member institutions. The two organizations ... Read more

Funding for Zucara Therapeutics Expansion Into ZT-01 Development Program to Type 2 Diabetes

November 2, 2020: Zucara Therapeutics Inc., a diabetes life sciences startup funded by TIAP and adMare BioInnovations,  announced today that it has received funding from NRC IRAP and MITAS for its expansion into the development of ZT-01, a somatostatin receptor 2 antagonist (“SSTR2a”), to Type 2 Diabetes (“T2D”). Red more here: https://bit.ly/34QRAn6 Read more

Funding for Sinai Health Netherton Syndrome project from partners AmorChem and Evotec

TORONTO, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP), Evotec SE and AmorChem II Fund L.P. (AmorChem) are pleased to announce a $1.75M investment into a drug development project focused on a rare skin disease called Netherton Syndrome, that affects one in 200,000 newborns worldwide. The project was initiated in partnership with a group of scientists from Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) in Toronto, Canada and focuses on a specific group of enzymes called tissue kallikreins. These proteins ... Read more

Zucara Therapeutics Announces US$21M Series A Financing

– Proceeds to Fund Development of ZT-01 Through Phase 2 Clinical Trials – – Series A Financing led by the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund  – TORONTO, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zucara Therapeutics Inc., a diabetes life sciences company developing the first once-daily therapeutic to prevent insulin-induced hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels), today announced that it has closed a US$21 million Series A Financing led by the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund (“PXV Fund”). The proceeds from the financing will fund Phase 1 and ... Read more

Fibrocor and Galapagos Sign Expanded Collaboration in Fibrosis

Mechelen, Belgium and Toronto, Canada; 15 January 2020, 7.30 CET – Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) and Fibrocor Therapeutics Inc. (Fibrocor) today announced an expanded collaboration focused on novel targets in fibrosis, with Galapagos taking an equity stake in Fibrocor. Fibrocor is a privately held Canadian company specializing in the development of tissue-specific therapeutics to treat fibrotic diseases of the kidney, liver, lung and other organs. To date, the company has successfully identified a suite of novel targets in fibrosis through ... Read more

TIAP Enters Partnership to Establish Venture Capital Fund

TIAP and DAYLI Partners, a leading biotech venture caital firm in South Korea, are collaborating on the creation of a new venture capital fund focused on biotech and health sciences in Canada. The joint investment team will identify & invest in seed stage companies primarily in Ontario with a portion of the fund allocated to Korean companies with high potential to expand to Ontario. Read more here: http://bit.ly/35FH40K   Read more

AmacaThera, a TIAP Portfolio Company, Closes Seed Financing Round

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AmacaThera Inc. (www.amacathera.ca) is pleased to announce the closing of its US $3.6M seed financing round. A first close of the round was led by Sprout BioVentures/ Viva Biotech with participation from Grey Sky Venture Partners, and the round was recently completed with an investment by Toronto-based Lumira Ventures. Commenting on the closing of the round, Dr. Molly Shoichet, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of AmacaThera stated: "We are thrilled to have the Lumira team as part ... Read more

Zucara Therapeutics Secures Grant from GlycoNet

Toronto & Vancouver, Canada:  Zucara Therapeutics Inc., a life sciences company developing the first once-daily therapeutic to prevent hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes and other types of insulin-dependent diabetes, has secured a grant of $69,000 from Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) to expand and validate the model for its lead drug candidate “ZT-01” from type 1 diabetes (T1D) to type 2 diabetes (T2D). Zucara Therapeutics will match the funding with an additional $85,000 in cash and in-kind contributions, including scientific ... Read more

Zucara raises US$3.9M Funding to advance drug for hypoglycemia prevention

Toronto and Vancouver, Canada: Zucara Therapeutics Inc., a diabetes life sciences company advancing the first once-daily therapeutic to prevent low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia), has secured US$3.9 million in non-dilutive funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. As part of the agreement, Helmsley will provide the funding to support preclinical advancement of Zucara’s lead drug candidate. The partnership is structured as a program-related investment (PRI) in the form of a loan to Zucara. Zucara recently defined its lead drug candidate ... Read more
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