Financing round led by Advantech healthcare investment team
Funds will support Phase 3 program for pegsitacianine and IND-enabling activities for ONM-501
OncoNano Medicine, Inc. today announced the raise of an approximate $50 million Series B financing led by the healthcare investment team at Advantech Capital, a China-based cross border institutional investment fund. Proceeds of the financing will be used, in part, to support the Phase 3 clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe for pegsitacianine, an innovative real-time imaging agent used in intraoperative surgical resection of solid tumors, and accelerate the advancement of the company’s first therapeutic development program, ONM-501, a novel immune-therapeutic formulated with the company’s core delivery technology.
“We are thrilled to welcome Advantech as an investor in OncoNano and look forward to continuing the momentum we’ve built with our lead development programs that utilize our proprietary pH-activated micelle platform,” said Martin Driscoll, CEO at OncoNano Medicine, Inc. “We plan to initiate our pegsitacianine pivotal trial program in the U.S. and Europe and submit an IND for our first therapeutic development program in 2022. The funds from this Series B raise combined with the support of our partners from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) provide the resources to operate our company for several years, advance pegsitacianine further towards commercialization, and progress our novel immuno-oncology compound, ONM-501, through our Phase 1a/1b clinical program. With the inclusion of the new capital, we now have the capability to accelerate our development programs and work to achieve our goal of bringing novel interventions and treatments to cancer patients.”
“We are impressed with the potential for OncoNano’s innovative core technology,” said Benjamin Qiu, partner at Advantech Capital. “We see great promise in OncoNano and are excited to support the company through its further advancement of pegsitacianine into a pivotal clinical development program and its novel dual-activation STING agonist towards a first in human study to help address the persistent and challenging unmet needs in cancer surgery and treatment.”
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