Apexigen Raises $73 Million In Series B And Series C Financings
Apexigen, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced the successful completion of its Series B and Series C financings in which it raised a total of $73 million.
The $15 million Series B financing was led by Decheng Capital and the recent $58 million Series C financing was led by 3E Bioventures Capital, Virtus Inspire Ventures, and SV Tech Ventures. As a result of these financings, Apexigen’s Board of Directors was expanded to include Dan Zabrowski, Ph.D. of Decheng Capital, and Karen Liu, Ph.D. of 3E Bioventures Capital.
Apexigen intends to use these proceeds to advance the clinical development of its lead immuno-oncology (I-O) therapeutic APX005M, a monoclonal antibody targeting CD40. Currently, APX005M is in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials to treat different types of cancers. The proceeds will also be used to discover and develop Apexigen’s broader pipeline of therapies.
“Completing these financings puts Apexigen on a new trajectory for growth. We now have the resources to both execute our clinical development strategy for APX005M and accelerate building our pipeline of novel therapeutics based on our proprietary product discovery platform APXiMABTM,” said Xiaodong Yang, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Apexigen. “For APX005M, we are conducting a robust clinical program with 8 ongoing clinical trials, as we believe CD40 activation by APX005M will become a key component in several new I-O therapeutic regimens for treating cancer patients. Looking ahead, we will use our powerful discovery research engine to accelerate generation of new I-O therapeutics.”