Acticor Biotech raises €15.3 M in a Series B financing

Acticor Biotech, a clinical stage biotechnology company involved in the acute phase of thrombotic diseases, including stroke and pulmonary embolism, today announced that it has completed a €15.3 million Series B round of financing from European and Asian investors. This new funding will enable the company to finance its first phase II in acute ischemic stroke with its lead candidate ACT017.

The Series B was led by Newton BioCapital, a Belgium venture capital fund, followed by Mirae Capital, a Korean fund, CMS Medical Venture Investment Limited and A&B (HK), these last two funds are based in Hong Kong. Existing investors including CapDecisif Management also participated into this round.

This Series B might be completed by an additional financing of up to €5M in order to finance additional clinical developments with ACT017 in other indication.

Alain Parthoens, Managing Director of Newton Biocapital will now join the Board of Directors and commented: “We are excited to lead the current round of investors in Acticor Biotech and look forward to advancing ACT017 into its first phase II clinical development in acute ischemic stroke.”