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Ingenium Closes 13.8 Million Round of VC Financing

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Ingenium Pharmaceuticals has raised €13.8 million ($16.8 million) in a third round of private-equity financing, the company said today.


New investor HBM BioVentures and prior Ingenium investors TVM Techno Venture Management and Polaris Venture Partners led the round. Pitching in were Ascenion, Index Ventures, IKB, Schroder Ventures Life Sciences, and Sofinnova Partners.

The Scan

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Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

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