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ABAC Therapeutics Announces €16 Million Series A to Develop Therapeutic Solutions to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

ABAC Therapeutics (ABAC), a leader in pathogen-specific antibiotics, announced today the closing of a €16 million Series A round. The financing was led by Pontifax with participation from the Global Health Science Fund (jointly established by Quark Venture Inc. and GF Securities), Caixa Capital Risc, Debiopharm Innovation Fund and the existing investor Ferrer.

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Transplant Biomedicals closes first investment in health of 2017 in Spain, €2.5 million

Caixa Capital Risc and Kereon Partners invest in spin-off created from
IDIBAPS-Hospital Clinic Barcelona technology transfer
The company will begin clinical trials on a device to improve the quality and
viability of kidney and liver transplants, which are the most common types in
Spain (2,905 and 1,162 respectively in 2015)
6 in 10 organs transplanted fail for various reasons, including current
transport storage methods (in picnic-style coolers)
Transplant Biomedicals has now raised more private capital than any other
non-diagnostic medical device company in Spain

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”la Caixa” launches a venture capital fund for driving the creation and growth of start-ups in the scientific field

• The new vehicle, promoted jointly with the CDTI, is initially endowed with 20 million Euros and is aimed at start-ups that present disruptive technology.

• The venture capital arm of ”la Caixa” has solid experience in the scientific field, with an investment commitment of 52 million Euros and a portfolio of 19 spin-offs.

• With the creation of the fund, Caixa Capital Risc now manages an investment volume of 180 million Euros and solidifies itself as the leading institutional investor in seed capital in Spain.

• In addition to its investment activity, the venture capital arm of ”la Caixa” drives initiatives for technology transfer and business acceleration to promote the development of innovative companies.

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