InventisBio, a Shangai, China-based clinical stage biotech company dedicated to the research and development of innovative small molecule drugs, closed a $147m series D financing.
The was led by Hillhouse affiliate GL Ventures, followed by Qiming Venture Partners, Janchor, AIHC Capital, Matrix Partner China, Dyee Capital, E Fund Capital and other investors. The existing shareholders including Lilly Asia Venture, OrbiMed Asia, Pudong Innotek, AdvanTech Capital, and CMB International continued their support.
Led by Dr. Yaolin Wang, Chairman and CEO, InventisBio is an innovative biotech company that focuses on the research and development of proprietary small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer and metabolic diseases.
Currently, InventisBio has three drug products in the mid- to late-stage clinical development, and one new product just entered global phase I clinical study. Among them, D-0502 is an oral selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD), which also acts as an estrogen receptor antagonist, with therapeutic potential for the treatment of hormone receptor positive breast cancer.
In addition, the company has independently developed a third-generation EGFR-T790M tyrosine kinase inhibitor BPI-D0316 and out-licensed China right to Betta Pharma. This product is currently in registration trials of first- and second-line treatment of EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer patients and the trials are progressing fast.
Funds raised in this round will be mainly used to support the company’s current products into phase II clinical studies in China and the United States, including D-0502 trials in hormone receptor positive breast cancer and D-0120 trials in gout. This round will also support the company’s global clinical development of other new drugs, enable further expansion of the company’s product pipeline and team.