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2017/02/24
Storm Therapeutics appoints CEO and Chairman

CAMBRIDGE, UK (24 FEB 2017) - Storm Therapeutics, the drug discovery company focused on the discovery of small molecule therapies from RNA epigenetics, moved to the next stage of its development with the appointment of Keith Blundy as Chief Executive Officer and Tim Edwards as Chairman.

2017/02/20
New Data Demonstrate Significant Expansion of Therapeutic Index vs Cysteine-Engineered ADCs

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – February 20, 2017 – Synaffix BV, a biotechnology company exclusively focused on the development of industry-leading antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, today announced a new set of head-to-head data, that demonstrates the potential of its technology to significantly expand the therapeutic index vs cysteine-engineered ADCs.

2017/02/08
Prexton Therapeutics Series B financing round raises €29 million ($31M) to advance its novel Parkinson’s therapeutic

**Forbion & Seroba co-led funding, forming international consortium of Merck Ventures, Ysios and Sunstone Funding to finance two Phase II trials in Parkinson’s disease** **Geneva, Switzerland and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 7, 2017** - Prexton Therapeutics (Prexton), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic compounds for the treatment of Central Nervous System (CNS) conditions, today announces the closing of a Series B financing round of €29 million ($31M).

2017/01/26
ObsEva SA Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Geneva, Switzerland - January 25, 2017 - ObsEva SA (ObsEva) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,450,000 common shares at the initial public offering price of $15.00 per share. In addition, ObsEva has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 967,500 additional common shares to cover over-allotments. The offering is expected to close on or about January 31, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. ObsEva's common shares have been approved for listing on The NASDAQ Global Select Market and are expected to begin trading under the ticker symbol "OBSV" on January 26, 2017. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Jefferies LLC and Leerink Partners LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

2017/01/05
ARTSaVIT Ltd. Completes $6.3 Million Series A Financing

YAVNE, Israel, January 5, 2016 - Israeli cancer apoptosis company ARTSaVIT LTD announced today that it has completed a $6.3 million Series A round of financing led by Arkin Bio Ventures and Pontifax, with participation of Merck Ventures, Carmel Innovation and Carmel - Haifa University Economic Corporation Ltd.