Pappas Capital Strengthens Investment Team With Appointments Of Cookie Yu And Gilbert Kinsey To Principal

Pappas Capital Strengthens Investment Team With Appointments Of Cookie Yu And Gilbert Kinsey To Principal

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 1, 2021 -- Pappas Capital, a leading investor in early-stage life science and technology companies, today announced the promotions of Cookie Yu, PhD, and Gilbert Kinsey, PhD, PharmD, to Principal. Their promotions further strengthen the Pappas Capital team in support of the firm's continued growth and expansion.

FDA Grants Tentative Approval for Liquidia’s YUTREPIA™ (Treprostinil) Inhalation Powder

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 08, 2021 -- Liquidia Corporation (NASDAQ: LQDA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted tentative approval for YUTREPIA™ (treprostinil) inhalation powder, previously referred to as LIQ861. YUTREPIA is indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to improve exercise ability in adult patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Class II-III symptoms. Tentative approval indicates that YUTREPIA has met all regulatory standards for quality, safety and efficacy required for approval in the United States.

SAS and Pappas Capital partner to propel AgTech startups with analytics

CARY, N.C., Oct. 20, 2021 -- Two North Carolina companies, analytics leader SAS and venture investment firm Pappas Capital, are joining forces to help advance the state as a global leader in agricultural technology. The state's AgTech sector is ripe for continued growth and innovation, and technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics are driving innovation in digital agriculture. The collaboration between SAS and Pappas will allow select NC agriculture and food startups to gain guidance and executive leadership from Pappas and access to industry-leading analytics software, data science expertise and cloud services from SAS.

U.S. FDA Approves LIVMARLI (maralixibat) as the First and Only Approved Medication for the Treatment of Cholestatic Pruritus in Patients with Alagille Syndrome One Year of Age and Older

FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- Sept. 29, 2021-- Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIRM), a leader in rare liver disease, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LIVMARLI™ (maralixibat) oral solution for the treatment of cholestatic pruritus in patients with Alagille syndrome (ALGS) one year of age and older. LIVMARLI, a minimally absorbed ileal bile acid transporter (IBAT) inhibitor, is the first and only FDA-approved medication in this rare liver disease which affects 2,000 to 2,500 children in the United States. LIVMARLI is now available for prescribing. In conjunction with the approval, Mirum received a rare pediatric disease priority review voucher.

BioAtla Announces Private Placement of 2.7 Million Shares

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2021 -- BioAtla, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCAB), a global clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of Conditionally Active Biologic (CAB) antibody therapeutics, today announced that it has entered into stock purchase agreements with a group of institutional investors in connection with a private placement of its common stock. The Company will issue 2.7 million shares of common stock for a purchase price of $28 per share. The transaction is expected to result in gross proceeds to the Company of $75.0 million, before deducting placement agent fees and other offering expenses. The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the private placement primarily to advance clinical development, medical affairs and commercial preparation, and for general corporate purposes.

Chimerix Receives FDA Approval for TEMBEXA® (brincidofovir) for the Treatment of Smallpox

DURHAM, N.C., June 04, 2021 -- Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on accelerating the development of medicines to treat cancer and other serious diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted TEMBEXA® (brincidofovir) tablets and oral suspension approval for the treatment of smallpox. TEMBEXA is approved for adult and pediatric patients, including neonates.

Pfizer Acquires Amplyx Pharmaceuticals

NEW YORK--April 28, 2021--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that it has acquired Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to the development of therapies for debilitating and life-threatening diseases that affect people with compromised immune systems. Amplyx’s lead compound, Fosmanogepix (APX001), is a novel investigational asset under development for the treatment of invasive fungal infections.

Reneo Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

SAN DIEGO, April 08, 2021 -- Reneo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for patients with rare, genetic, mitochondrial diseases, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,250,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share, for total gross proceeds of approximately $93.8 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses. All of the shares are being offered by Reneo. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market on April 9, 2021 under the symbol “RPHM.”

Ribometrix Announces Collaboration with Genentech to Discover and Develop RNA-Targeted Small Molecule Therapeutics

DURHAM, N.C. -- January 6, 2021 -- Ribometrix, Inc., today announced a strategic collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to discover and develop novel RNA-targeted small molecule therapeutics against several targets.

Ribometrix is focused on leveraging its RNA structural expertise and analytical capabilities to make the vast landscape of RNA, which is involved in a wide variety of disease processes, accessible to small molecule therapeutics. Ribometrix’s platform uses multiple specialized technologies, including world-leading structural analytic capabilities, to identify 3D motifs in RNA molecules and then design small molecule candidates that bind to these motifs to produce a therapeutic effect.