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Immunochina raises $20.4 M to expand manufacturing facility

23 January 2019 | News

The financing was led by a syndicate of Chinese and international investors.

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Beijing-based Immunochina Pharmaceuticals recently announced the closing of its $20.4 million Series C financing.

This financing will enable the company to expand its GMP-grade manufacturing capabilities while continuing clinical trials for its lead IM19 product targeting B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL) and Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, as well as advancing the development of its pipeline targeting multiple solid and liquid tumors.

The financing was led by a syndicate of Chinese and international investors including Shougang Fund, Sherpa Venture Capital, Peter Thiel, Qingzhe Capital, and China Resources Innovative Equity Investment Fund.

The company’s financing round was recently increased to incorporate additional investors, supported by new positive clinical results that Immunochina achieved, which were publicly announced recently at the 60th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, United States.

The company is additionally accelerating construction of its new commercial-scale, GMP-grade manufacturing facility – supported by recent partnerships with German biopharmaceutical manufacturing and equipment supplier Sartorius and American biotechnology product development company Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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