Finance Watch: Three Neurology-Focused Firms Raise VC Mega-Rounds
With Neuron23, Westlake Unveils Second Start-Up In A Week
Private Company Watch: Neuron23, Neurogene and Locanabio each raised $100m or more, highlighting increased investor interest in novel approaches to neurological diseases. Also, CRO dMed raised $100m and MinervaX brought in $57m for its vaccine to protect newborns.
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Also, Atlas Venture and Advent France Biotechnology raise new venture capital funds, Corium secures $235m in debt to commercialize ADHD drug and CBMG leads recent VC financings with $120m series A round.
When Greene made the decision to leave Alnylam, he was interested in working with a drug maker treating central nervous system diseases.