Camras Vision has closed on $5.7M in equity funding in its Series A round led by VCapital, InFocus Capital Partners and Triangle Venture Alliance. The funding round also includes returning Series Seed investors Triangle Angel Partners, IMAF Coastal Plain, and Pilot Mountain Ventures as well as additional new angel investors. These funds will be used to support four clinical trials globally, including a pilot study in the United States, to study the efficacy of the Camras device for the treatment of refractory glaucoma.
Len Batterson, a veteran venture capitalist and entrepreneur, and Chris
Gladwin, founder of Cleversafe (sold to INM for $1.4B) and current CEO of Ocient will speak about venture
capitalism and entrepreneurship at the world’s first service club, Rotary One.
Intensity Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held clinical-stage, biotechnology company developing proprietary cancer immunotherapy products, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued the Company patent 9,636,406. In addition, the Company noted that the Australian PTO intends to grant Intensity patent 2013318338.
Intensity Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing proprietary cancer immunotherapy products, today announced that the first patient successfully received treatment with the Company’s lead product, INT230-6, as part of a Phase 1/2 international clinical study. Initiation of the study followed acceptance of an investigational new drug (IND) submission by the US Food and Drug Administration’s Division of Oncology Products 1 (DOP1) and receipt from Health Canada of a No Objection Letter following submission of a clinical trial application (CTA). The clinical trial, IT-01 (NCT#03058289), entitled A Phase 1/2 Safety Study of Intratumorally Administered INT230-6 in Adult Subjects with Advanced Refractory Cancers, aims to enroll approximately 60 patients with several different types of advanced solid tumors.
Intensity Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing proprietary cancer immunotherapy products, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the Company US Patent 9,351,997, which protects Intensity's lead product INT230-6.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ian B Walters presents the mechanism of action of Intensity Therapeutics products and other data in a poster session at the American Academy of Cancer Research (AACR) meeting today, showing that INT230-6 induces significant cancer cell death in the tumor microenvironment. Thereafter, eradication of the tumor by INT230-6 requires T lymphocytes and leads to a potent and durable systemic anti-cancer T-cell-dependent immunity against the tumor.
By John Pletz, Crain's Chicago Business, April 9, 2016
Cleversafe raised $100 million, mostly from Chicago investors, including those participating in Batterson Venture Capital's Series A investment. Chris Gladwin estimates the sale of Cleversafe created about 80 millionaires.
Intensity Therapeutics has been selected to present at the 23rd annual Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry conference hosted by BioCentury. CEO Lewis Bender will present an update on the Company and the development status of INT230-6, an immune cell-activating, anti-cancer drug candidate.
Douglas Hanahan, Riccardo Lencioni and Mario Sznol join Intensity Therapeutics' newly formed Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). These world-renowned scientists and physicians will provide research and development guidance on Intensity’s proprietary products and technology. The SAB members span a broad range of expertise relevant to Intensity’s approach including: immuno-oncology, clinical trial design, interventional oncology, tumor imaging, tumor microenvironment, cell regulation and cancer vaccination.
by John Peltz, Crain's Chicago Business, 18 Sept 2015
At the Illinois Technology Association's CityLights Awards honoring 8 Chicago companies, technologists and entrepreneurs, CEO of the year was awarded to John A. Morris of Cleversafe. ITA is a trade association for growth-stage tech firms.
Cleversafe, the market share leader in web-scale data storage, will become the ninth member of the iRODS Consortium, a membership-based foundation organized to sustain the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) as free open source data management software.
by John Pletz, Crain's Chicago Business, 19 March 2015
By now, it's no secret that Chicago and Illinois companies had a very good year in 2014 when it comes to venture funding.
More data continue to trickle in, this time from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.
Intensity Therapeutics, Inc. (private), developing novel cancer immunotherapy products, announced that President and CEO Lewis H. Bender will present at the 7th Annual Biotech Showcase & Investor Conference