Aisling Capital

Aisling Capital believes the next decade will be marked by a revolution in healthcare driven by new therapeutics generated by biotechnology. The completion of the human genome has given scientists new insights into the causes of human disease. These insights, combined with the past 20 years of developments in the biotechnology industry, are leading to rapid expansion of novel approaches toward the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of life-threatening illnesses. These advances have led to an ever-increasing demand for capital to complete the development and commercialization of new therapeutics. Our goal is to support the leading global healthcare companies that are building on these technical and medical breakthroughs to commercialize new healthcare products.

Eric M. Aguiar

Partner

JB

J.H. Bilenker

Operating Partner

JH

Joshua H. Bilenker

Operating Partner

Josh Bilenker

Partner

Scott Braunstein

Operating Partner

RB

Ruk Byun

Associate

Steven A. Elms

Managing Partner

Jan Hoerrner

Director of Investor Relations and Marketing

Aftab Kherani

Operating Partner

SR

Sunny Reddy

Associate

Andrew Schiff

Managing Partner

SS

Stacey Seltzer

Partner

Robert Wenzel

CFO and Chief Compliance Officer

106 past transactions

Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc

Series A in 2007
Sanofi-Topaz (formerly Topaz Pharmaceuticals) develops and manufactures pharmaceutical products for children’s health issues. It provides various drugs for the treatment of head lice, acne, and infections, as well as vaccines against childhood diseases. Sanofi-Topaz was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

ViewRay, Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
ViewRay, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets radiation therapy systems. The company offers MRIdian, a magnetic resonance image guided radiation therapy system to image and treat cancer patients. Its MRIdian integrates MRI technology, radiation delivery, and proprietary software to see the soft tissues, shape the dose to accommodate for changes in anatomy, and strike the target using real-time targeting throughout the treatment. The company serves university research and teaching hospitals, community hospitals, private practices, government institutions, and freestanding cancer centers. ViewRay, Inc. markets its MRIdian through a direct sales force and distribution network. It has operations in the United States, France, Germany, and internationally. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Oakwood, Ohio.

ADMA Biologics

Venture Round in 2012
ADMA is a specialty immune globulin company that develops, manufactures and intends to market plasma-based biologics targeted to niche patient populations for the treatment and prevention of certain infectious diseases. The Company’s target patient populations include immune-compromised individuals who suffer from an underlying immune deficiency disease or who may be immune-suppressed for medical reasons. ADMA also operates ADMA BioCenters, FDA-licensed source plasma collection facilities which provide a portion of blood plasma for the manufacturing of the Company’s lead product candidate RI-002.

PreCision Dermatology

Venture Round in 2012
PreCision Dermatology is a fully-integrated dermatology company with a mission to deliver innovative therapies to doctors and patients that demonstrably improve the care of skin. PreCision Dermatology is expanding rapidly through internally generated innovation, acquisitions, in-licensing, and co-marketing opportunities.

Esperion Therapeutics

Venture Round in 2013
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes medicines for the treatment of patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the United States. Its lead product candidates are NEXLETOL (bempedoic acid) and NEXLIZET (bempedoic acid and ezetimibe) tablets for the treatment of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. The company has a license and collaboration agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Garuda Therapeutics

Series B in 2023
Garuda Therapeutics is developing off-the-shelf hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) therapies to treat a broad range of severe and life-threatening diseases.
Agile Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development of women's healthcare products. It offers a low estrogen dose seven-day transdermal contraceptive patch system that delivers a combination of levonorgestrel and Ethinylestradiol. The company was founded in 1997 as Levotech, Inc. and changed its name to Agile Therapeutics, Inc. in April 2001. It is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

Garuda Therapeutics

Series A in 2021
Garuda Therapeutics is developing off-the-shelf hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) therapies to treat a broad range of severe and life-threatening diseases.
Zosano Pharma Corporation, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on providing therapeutics to patients suffering from migraine using its intracutaneous microneedle system. Its lead product candidate is Qtrypta (M207), a proprietary formulation of zolmitriptan used for the treatment of migraine. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

Dren Bio

Series B in 2022
Dren Bio is a biotechnology company with a portfolio of attractive projects focused on powerful protein engineering technologies for the depletion of cells, protein aggregates, and other disease-causing agents. It is a holding company business model aimed at creating value with multiple projects as stand-alone assets.
Aclaris Therapeutics started by the founders of Vicept Therapeutics, is a privately held specialty pharmaceutical dermatology company focused on the development of novel dermatologic therapies. It is committed to identifying, developing, and commercializing innovative therapies to address significant unmet needs in dermatology, both medical and aesthetic, and immunology. Aclaris is focused on market segments with no FDA-approved medications or where treatment gaps exist.

LENSAR, Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
LensAR, Inc. is a leader in the development and commercialization of a next generation laser and advanced 3D imaging technology for refractive cataract surgery. Previous generations of the LensAR™ Laser System have been cleared by FDA for anterior capsulotomy and lens fragmentation. For other indications it is an investigational device limited by US law to investigational use only. The system has been used in more than 600 eyes outside the United States to date.

Cynapsus Therapeutics

Venture Round in 2015
Cynapsus is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing a non-injectable drug for Parkinson’s disease. The company specializes in the fields of healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and therapeutics. It was founded in 2004 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

LENSAR, Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
LensAR, Inc. is a leader in the development and commercialization of a next generation laser and advanced 3D imaging technology for refractive cataract surgery. Previous generations of the LensAR™ Laser System have been cleared by FDA for anterior capsulotomy and lens fragmentation. For other indications it is an investigational device limited by US law to investigational use only. The system has been used in more than 600 eyes outside the United States to date.

Zavante Therapeutics

Series A in 2016
Zavante Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing medicines for the treatment of diseases that affect patients in the hospital setting. Its products in pipeline include ZOLYD, an investigational injectable antibiotic under development to combat serious and life-threatening infections, including those due to multi-drug resistant gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Diego, California. As of July 24, 2018, Zavante Therapeutics, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Nabriva Therapeutics plc.

Eidos Therapeutics

Series B in 2018
Eidos Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing drugs to treat diseases caused by transthyretin (TTR) or amyloidosis (ATTR). It is developing AG10, which is in phase 3 clinical trial, is an orally-administered small molecule designed to stabilize tetrameric TTR, thereby halting at its outset the series of molecular events that give rise to ATTR. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Eidos Therapeutics, Inc. is a subsidiary of BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.

Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc

Series A in 2007
Sanofi-Topaz (formerly Topaz Pharmaceuticals) develops and manufactures pharmaceutical products for children’s health issues. It provides various drugs for the treatment of head lice, acne, and infections, as well as vaccines against childhood diseases. Sanofi-Topaz was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

Spirox

Series B in 2015
Spirox is a California-based medical device company improving the quality of life for patients suffering from nasal obstruction. They are formerly known as Nasoform. Their first product, the LATERA absorbable nasal implant is designed to address one of the most common, yet undertreated, causes of nasal obstruction today, nasal valve collapse (NVC). The company intends to use the funds to complete development, seek US marketing authorization, and initiate product commercialization. Spirox was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Xanodyne

Series A in 2007
Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company that offers developing and commercializing products in women’s healthcare and pain management in the United States.The company was formerly known as Xanodyne Pharmacal, Inc. and changed the name to Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in February, 2004. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Newport, Kentucky.

Oculex Pharmaceuticals

Series B in 2002
Oculex Pharmaceuticals is an ophthalmic drug delivery company that is focused on the development of therapeutic products for the treatment of sight-threatening diseases. Oculex Pharmaceuticals develops Posurdex, a biodegradable release implant that delivers dexamethasone to the targeted disease site at the back of the eye. Oculex Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Allergan in November 2003. Oculex Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1989 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.

BridgeBio

Series C in 2017
BridgeBio is a company that focuses on genetic disease therapies and develops those assets with the right approach in supporting R&D.

BridgeBio

Series D in 2019
BridgeBio is a company that focuses on genetic disease therapies and develops those assets with the right approach in supporting R&D.

Aimmune Therapeutics

Series B in 2015
Aimmune Therapeutics is a company operating in the United States biotechnology industry. Its main focus is in the development of product candidates to combat peanut and other food allergies. The company's therapeutic approach, which is referred to as Characterized Oral Desensitization Immunotherapy, is a system designed to desensitize patients to food allergens using characterized biologic products, defined treatment protocols, and support services.

Ajax Health

Series A in 2017
Ajax Health is a Private equity and venture capital firm specializing in all stages of a company’s lifecycle. It seeks to invest in innovative medical device companies, medtech, healthcare services, digital health, biotechnology and healthcare IT that focus on truly innovative approaches to solving major issues in healthcare. Ajax Health was founded in 2017 and is based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in New York City, New York.

Agile Therapeutics, Inc.

Series C in 2012
Agile Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development of women's healthcare products. It offers a low estrogen dose seven-day transdermal contraceptive patch system that delivers a combination of levonorgestrel and Ethinylestradiol. The company was founded in 1997 as Levotech, Inc. and changed its name to Agile Therapeutics, Inc. in April 2001. It is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

Spruce Biosciences, Inc.

Series B in 2020
Spruce Biosciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical focused on developing new treatments for rare endocrine disorders. The company is driven by its mission is to develop meaningful therapies for patients with rare diseases affecting the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal. They are committed to transforming the quality of life for patients who have been underserved by scientific innovation.

TRIA Beauty, Inc.

Series E in 2008
TRIA Beauty, Inc. develops and markets light-based therapeutic beauty systems for the consumer market. The company provides a diode laser hair removal system for home use. It offers its products through a network of retailers in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. TRIA Beauty, Inc. was formerly known as SpectraGenics, Inc. and changed its name to TRIA Beauty, Inc. in July 2008. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Pleasanton, California.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals

Series C in 2012
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering and developing small molecule drugs and therapeutics for the treatment of chronic fibrotic and metabolic diseases. It offers INT-747, a FXR modulating agent that treats patients with chronic autoimmune liver diseases. The company's drug development programs also focus on modulating bile acid receptors, and amelioration of metabolic and hepatic functions in chronic liver diseases. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in New York, New York.

Allos Therapeutics

Seed Round in 1994
Allos Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes anti-cancer therapeutics. FOLOTYN, the company’s main product is a folate analogue metabolic inhibitor design to accumulate preferentially in cancer cells so as to cause cell death. Allos Therapeutics was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado.  As of September 4, 2012, Allos Therapeutics operates as a subsidiary of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ajax Health

Series C in 2019
Ajax Health is a Private equity and venture capital firm specializing in all stages of a company’s lifecycle. It seeks to invest in innovative medical device companies, medtech, healthcare services, digital health, biotechnology and healthcare IT that focus on truly innovative approaches to solving major issues in healthcare. Ajax Health was founded in 2017 and is based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in New York City, New York.

Miramar Labs

Venture Round in 2016
Miramar Labs develops medical devices for aesthetic indications that treat primary axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis in adults. The miraDry System cannot be used to treat hyperhidrosis elsewhere on the body, including the hands and feet. It was founded in 2006 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.

Xanodyne

Venture Round in 2009
Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company that offers developing and commercializing products in women’s healthcare and pain management in the United States.The company was formerly known as Xanodyne Pharmacal, Inc. and changed the name to Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in February, 2004. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Newport, Kentucky.

Ajax Health

Series B in 2018
Ajax Health is a Private equity and venture capital firm specializing in all stages of a company’s lifecycle. It seeks to invest in innovative medical device companies, medtech, healthcare services, digital health, biotechnology and healthcare IT that focus on truly innovative approaches to solving major issues in healthcare. Ajax Health was founded in 2017 and is based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in New York City, New York.

LENSAR, Inc.

Debt Financing in 2013
LensAR, Inc. is a leader in the development and commercialization of a next generation laser and advanced 3D imaging technology for refractive cataract surgery. Previous generations of the LensAR™ Laser System have been cleared by FDA for anterior capsulotomy and lens fragmentation. For other indications it is an investigational device limited by US law to investigational use only. The system has been used in more than 600 eyes outside the United States to date.

Forge Biologics, Inc.

Series C in 2022
Forge Biologics is a gene therapy development engine, focused on enabling access to life-changing gene therapies and helping bring them from an idea into reality. The company partners with innovators in the gene therapy community: scientists, physicians, biotech/pharma companies, and patient groups. It was founded in 2020 and headquartered in Grove City, Ohio.

Advion Inc.

Series B in 2002
Advion is a global company that offers a variety of systems and consumables for life science research. Its clientele is comprised of pharmaceutical companies, government life science research agencies, and universities. Advion provides a diverse portfolio of microfluidic and mass spec-based products for the life science industry. It was founded in 1993. The company is headquartered in New York, United States.

Cytos

Post in 2012
Cytos is a public biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of targeted immunotherapies with a VLP B-cell vaccines platform and ongoing preclinical development programs based on the platform.

ViewRay, Inc.

Series B in 2008
ViewRay, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets radiation therapy systems. The company offers MRIdian, a magnetic resonance image guided radiation therapy system to image and treat cancer patients. Its MRIdian integrates MRI technology, radiation delivery, and proprietary software to see the soft tissues, shape the dose to accommodate for changes in anatomy, and strike the target using real-time targeting throughout the treatment. The company serves university research and teaching hospitals, community hospitals, private practices, government institutions, and freestanding cancer centers. ViewRay, Inc. markets its MRIdian through a direct sales force and distribution network. It has operations in the United States, France, Germany, and internationally. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Oakwood, Ohio.

ViewRay, Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
ViewRay, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets radiation therapy systems. The company offers MRIdian, a magnetic resonance image guided radiation therapy system to image and treat cancer patients. Its MRIdian integrates MRI technology, radiation delivery, and proprietary software to see the soft tissues, shape the dose to accommodate for changes in anatomy, and strike the target using real-time targeting throughout the treatment. The company serves university research and teaching hospitals, community hospitals, private practices, government institutions, and freestanding cancer centers. ViewRay, Inc. markets its MRIdian through a direct sales force and distribution network. It has operations in the United States, France, Germany, and internationally. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Oakwood, Ohio.

AVROBIO, Inc.

Series B in 2018
Avrobio is a clinical stage company developing step-change cell and gene therapies targeting cancer and rare disease. The catalyst for creating Avrobio is to accelerate scientific breakthroughs related to the convergence of cell and gene therapies. The patient’s own cells can be effectively modified to deliver novel genes to cure serious debilitating disease. Avrobio was founded by industry leaders with unmatched scientific, business, and manufacturing expertise in the field of cell and gene therapy.

Cempra

Series A in 2006
Cempra seeks to discover and develop well-differentiated medicines that cure bacterial infections and improve the quality of life for those with chronic illnesses. The company balances near-term product development opportunities, including the macrolide CEM-101, while investing in future products from new technologies to derive the next generation of antibiotics.

Cardiokine

Series A in 2004
Cardiokine, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development of pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Its products include lixivaptan, an orally active vasopressin receptor antagonist for patients with congestive heart failure who suffer from hyponatremia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cidara Therapeutics

Series A in 2014
Cidara Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that specializes in the fields of healthcare and therapeutics. The company focuses on developing innovative therapies to treat life-threatening illnesses exacerbated by deficiencies of the human immune system. Cidara Therapeutics was founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Diego, California.

Bridge Pharmaceuticals

Series B in 2008
Bridge Pharmaceuticals is a drug development research organization based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It provides toxicology and pharmacology services to support investigational new drug applications on a global scale.

Biomea Fusion

Series A in 2021
Biomea Fusion is a privately held precision medicine company with a mission to revolutionize drug development to create more effective therapies for cancer patients. Biomea Fusion has a development portfolio that targets specific gene alterations which occur in the DNA of patients that translate into key drivers of tumor growth. It is Biomea’s goal to move these potentially breakthrough medicines swiftly through the development process and deliver highly impactful treatments for patients in need. The lead program targets the protein-to-protein interaction between menin and the MLL complex for the treatment of various tumors.

Esperion Therapeutics

Series A in 2008
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes medicines for the treatment of patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the United States. Its lead product candidates are NEXLETOL (bempedoic acid) and NEXLIZET (bempedoic acid and ezetimibe) tablets for the treatment of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. The company has a license and collaboration agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Menlo Therapeutics

Series C in 2017
As of March 9, 2020, Menlo Therapeutics Inc. was acquired by Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., in a reverse merger transaction. Menlo Therapeutics Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of serlopitant for the treatment of pruritus associated with dermatologic conditions in the United States. The company has completed Phase II clinical trials in pruritus associated with prurigo nodularis; psoriasis; chronic pruritus; atopic dermatitis; and refractory chronic cough. The company was formerly known as Tigercat Pharma, Inc. and changed its name to Menlo Therapeutics Inc. in May 2016. Menlo Therapeutics Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Prolacta Bioscience Inc.

Venture Round in 2016
Prolacta Bioscience Inc. develops and produces standardized human milk-based nutritional products for premature and critically ill infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). It offers human milk-based human milk fortifiers; human milk caloric fortifiers; standardized human milk; a ready-to-feed human milk-based premature infant formula; and solutions for early/trophic feeds and full feeds. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Duarte, California.

T2 Biosystems

Series D in 2011
T2 Biosystems is a private company developing a next-generation medical diagnostic platform that will enable rapid and accurate diagnostic tests of all types on a single, easy to use instrument. The proprietary technology combines nanotechnology and miniaturized magnetic resonance (MR) technology and eliminates the need for costly and time consuming sample preparation.

ViewRay, Inc.

Series C in 2010
ViewRay, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets radiation therapy systems. The company offers MRIdian, a magnetic resonance image guided radiation therapy system to image and treat cancer patients. Its MRIdian integrates MRI technology, radiation delivery, and proprietary software to see the soft tissues, shape the dose to accommodate for changes in anatomy, and strike the target using real-time targeting throughout the treatment. The company serves university research and teaching hospitals, community hospitals, private practices, government institutions, and freestanding cancer centers. ViewRay, Inc. markets its MRIdian through a direct sales force and distribution network. It has operations in the United States, France, Germany, and internationally. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Oakwood, Ohio.

TRIA Beauty, Inc.

Venture Round in 2012
TRIA Beauty, Inc. develops and markets light-based therapeutic beauty systems for the consumer market. The company provides a diode laser hair removal system for home use. It offers its products through a network of retailers in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. TRIA Beauty, Inc. was formerly known as SpectraGenics, Inc. and changed its name to TRIA Beauty, Inc. in July 2008. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Pleasanton, California.

EarLens

Series C in 2016
Earlens is a privately held medical technology company committed to transforming the hearing experience for millions of people who suffer from hearing loss.The company has developed the Earlens Contact Hearing Solution, which directly activates natural hearing, delivering the broadest bandwidth available today and superior sound quality. This revolutionary, non-surgical hearing solution uses a small lens to vibrate the eardrum, replicating the natural hearing process. The Earlens Contact Hearing Solution received FDA clearance in 2019 for a second generation of the Earlens technology. Unlike traditional hearing aids, which are in effect tiny speakers that simply turn up the volume on air conducted sound, the Earlens Contact Hearing Solution™ is the world’s first to deliver sound directly to the eardrum.

Zeltiq Aesthetics

Series D in 2010
Zeltiq (pronounced Zel ′teek) Aesthetics, founded in 2005, is a science-based medical device company dedicated to the development of non-invasive procedures for the reduction of unwanted fat tissue. The Zeltiq approach utilizes a patented method called Cryolipolysis™ (the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat) that is designed to target only fat cells and not harm the skin or other tissue. The Zeltiq device is cleared by the FDA in the Unites States for various applications related to skin cooling during dermatologic treatments.
Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Boston, MA, which is engaged in the discovery and commercialization of new therapeutics that treat life threatening infectious and other serious diseases.

Syros Pharmaceuticals

Series B in 2014
Syros Pharmaceuticals is a life sciences company that is focused on treating disease by mapping gene regulatory circuits and modulating the factors that regulate gene expression. Syros has pioneered world-leading gene control research and drug discovery capabilities with a proven ability to integrate disease biology and genomic data--a proficiency that is not well represented in pharmaceutical R&D. Central to the Syros approach is a proprietary platform of carefully integrated assay technologies, bioinformatics, and biologic insights developed by members of Syros' senior leadership. While this scientific approach has applications in many therapeutic areas, Syros has demonstrated success initially in oncology, where it may help address numerous unmet medical needs.

ViewRay, Inc.

Post in 2015
ViewRay, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets radiation therapy systems. The company offers MRIdian, a magnetic resonance image guided radiation therapy system to image and treat cancer patients. Its MRIdian integrates MRI technology, radiation delivery, and proprietary software to see the soft tissues, shape the dose to accommodate for changes in anatomy, and strike the target using real-time targeting throughout the treatment. The company serves university research and teaching hospitals, community hospitals, private practices, government institutions, and freestanding cancer centers. ViewRay, Inc. markets its MRIdian through a direct sales force and distribution network. It has operations in the United States, France, Germany, and internationally. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Oakwood, Ohio.

Cempra

Series B in 2007
Cempra seeks to discover and develop well-differentiated medicines that cure bacterial infections and improve the quality of life for those with chronic illnesses. The company balances near-term product development opportunities, including the macrolide CEM-101, while investing in future products from new technologies to derive the next generation of antibiotics.

Dermira

Series C in 2014
Dermira is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative and differentiated products to dermatologists and their patients. Dermira’s portfolio of five product candidates targets significant market opportunities. It was founded in 2010 and headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

ViewRay, Inc.

Series C in 2012
ViewRay, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets radiation therapy systems. The company offers MRIdian, a magnetic resonance image guided radiation therapy system to image and treat cancer patients. Its MRIdian integrates MRI technology, radiation delivery, and proprietary software to see the soft tissues, shape the dose to accommodate for changes in anatomy, and strike the target using real-time targeting throughout the treatment. The company serves university research and teaching hospitals, community hospitals, private practices, government institutions, and freestanding cancer centers. ViewRay, Inc. markets its MRIdian through a direct sales force and distribution network. It has operations in the United States, France, Germany, and internationally. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Oakwood, Ohio.

Ajax Health

Series C in 2019
Ajax Health is a Private equity and venture capital firm specializing in all stages of a company’s lifecycle. It seeks to invest in innovative medical device companies, medtech, healthcare services, digital health, biotechnology and healthcare IT that focus on truly innovative approaches to solving major issues in healthcare. Ajax Health was founded in 2017 and is based in Menlo Park, California with an additional office in New York City, New York.

Sirion Therapeutics

Series B in 2007
Sirion Therapeutics is a Tampa, FL-based company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative ophthalmic products.

LENSAR, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2013
LensAR, Inc. is a leader in the development and commercialization of a next generation laser and advanced 3D imaging technology for refractive cataract surgery. Previous generations of the LensAR™ Laser System have been cleared by FDA for anterior capsulotomy and lens fragmentation. For other indications it is an investigational device limited by US law to investigational use only. The system has been used in more than 600 eyes outside the United States to date.

Miramar Labs

Series D in 2014
Miramar Labs develops medical devices for aesthetic indications that treat primary axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis in adults. The miraDry System cannot be used to treat hyperhidrosis elsewhere on the body, including the hands and feet. It was founded in 2006 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.

Nuvation Bio

Series A in 2019
Nuvation Bio Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of therapies for oncology. Its portfolio includes various oncology programs with multiple drug development candidates. Nuvation Bio Inc.was formerly known as RePharmation Inc. and changed its name to Nuvation Bio Inc. in April 2019. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in New York, New York with an additional office in San Francisco, California.

ObsEva

Post in 2017
ObsEva SA, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for women suffering from reproductive health and pregnancy. The company is developing Linzagolix, an oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonist for the treatment of pain associated with endometriosis and heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids in pre-menopausal women. It also is developing OBE022, an oral and selective prostaglandin F2α, or PGF2α receptor antagonist, as a once daily treatment for preterm labor in weeks 24 to 34 of gestational age; and Nolasiban, an oral oxytocin receptor antagonist to enhance clinical pregnancy and live birth rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

GTx

Post in 2017
GTx, Inc. is a company of pioneering and driven individuals who are delivering better medicines with new science through established pathways.

Verona Pharma

Post in 2016
Verona Pharma is a biotechnology company dedicated to discovering new drugs for the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cough.

Cidara Therapeutics

Series B in 2015
Cidara Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that specializes in the fields of healthcare and therapeutics. The company focuses on developing innovative therapies to treat life-threatening illnesses exacerbated by deficiencies of the human immune system. Cidara Therapeutics was founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Diego, California.

LENSAR, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2015
LensAR, Inc. is a leader in the development and commercialization of a next generation laser and advanced 3D imaging technology for refractive cataract surgery. Previous generations of the LensAR™ Laser System have been cleared by FDA for anterior capsulotomy and lens fragmentation. For other indications it is an investigational device limited by US law to investigational use only. The system has been used in more than 600 eyes outside the United States to date.

Versartis

Series C in 2013
Versartis is a biotechnology company developing therapeutic proteins for the treatment of endocrine disorders. It develops new therapeutic proteins utilizing the novel half-life extension technology, XTEN. Versartis owns and develops the novel drug candidates that it has licensed from Amunix. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Versartis' lead program, VRS-317, has recently completed enrollment in a multi-center Phase 1 study in adult patients with growth hormone deficiency. The company is staffed with drug development experts and utilizes external contract services to execute on its product development plans in a capital-efficient manner. The company was founded in December 2008 as a joint venture between Amunix Inc. and Index Ventures. The founders are Jeffrey Cleland, Mark de Boer, Willem Stemmer, Volker Schellenberger, and Joshua Silverman.

Natural Dentist

Series B in 2007
As of February 23, 2010, The Natural Dentist, Inc. was acquired by Revive Personal Products Company. The company manufactures oral care products in the United States. It offers mouth rinses and toothpastes through stores and online retailers, as well as through phone. The company was formerly known as Woodstock Natural Products Inc and changed its name to The Natural Dentist, Inc. in 2005. The Natural Dentist, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in Medford, Massachusetts.

Seragon Pharmaceuticals

Series A in 2013
Seragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a research-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving human and animal health through innovative science. Seragon Pharmaceuticals is committed to applying cutting-edge scientific and technological advancements to the fields of metabolism, gene therapy and bioinformatics. From the research end to consumer products and clinical applications, Seragon strives to bring people access to the most significant breakthroughs in medicine. For more information, please visit www.seragon.com

TRIA Beauty, Inc.

Venture Round in 2011
TRIA Beauty, Inc. develops and markets light-based therapeutic beauty systems for the consumer market. The company provides a diode laser hair removal system for home use. It offers its products through a network of retailers in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. TRIA Beauty, Inc. was formerly known as SpectraGenics, Inc. and changed its name to TRIA Beauty, Inc. in July 2008. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Pleasanton, California.

EarLens

Series B in 2014
Earlens is a privately held medical technology company committed to transforming the hearing experience for millions of people who suffer from hearing loss.The company has developed the Earlens Contact Hearing Solution, which directly activates natural hearing, delivering the broadest bandwidth available today and superior sound quality. This revolutionary, non-surgical hearing solution uses a small lens to vibrate the eardrum, replicating the natural hearing process. The Earlens Contact Hearing Solution received FDA clearance in 2019 for a second generation of the Earlens technology. Unlike traditional hearing aids, which are in effect tiny speakers that simply turn up the volume on air conducted sound, the Earlens Contact Hearing Solution™ is the world’s first to deliver sound directly to the eardrum.

Versartis

Series C in 2013
Versartis is a biotechnology company developing therapeutic proteins for the treatment of endocrine disorders. It develops new therapeutic proteins utilizing the novel half-life extension technology, XTEN. Versartis owns and develops the novel drug candidates that it has licensed from Amunix. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Versartis' lead program, VRS-317, has recently completed enrollment in a multi-center Phase 1 study in adult patients with growth hormone deficiency. The company is staffed with drug development experts and utilizes external contract services to execute on its product development plans in a capital-efficient manner. The company was founded in December 2008 as a joint venture between Amunix Inc. and Index Ventures. The founders are Jeffrey Cleland, Mark de Boer, Willem Stemmer, Volker Schellenberger, and Joshua Silverman.

Syros Pharmaceuticals

Series C in 2016
Syros Pharmaceuticals is a life sciences company that is focused on treating disease by mapping gene regulatory circuits and modulating the factors that regulate gene expression. Syros has pioneered world-leading gene control research and drug discovery capabilities with a proven ability to integrate disease biology and genomic data--a proficiency that is not well represented in pharmaceutical R&D. Central to the Syros approach is a proprietary platform of carefully integrated assay technologies, bioinformatics, and biologic insights developed by members of Syros' senior leadership. While this scientific approach has applications in many therapeutic areas, Syros has demonstrated success initially in oncology, where it may help address numerous unmet medical needs.

Versartis

Series D in 2013
Versartis is a biotechnology company developing therapeutic proteins for the treatment of endocrine disorders. It develops new therapeutic proteins utilizing the novel half-life extension technology, XTEN. Versartis owns and develops the novel drug candidates that it has licensed from Amunix. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Versartis' lead program, VRS-317, has recently completed enrollment in a multi-center Phase 1 study in adult patients with growth hormone deficiency. The company is staffed with drug development experts and utilizes external contract services to execute on its product development plans in a capital-efficient manner. The company was founded in December 2008 as a joint venture between Amunix Inc. and Index Ventures. The founders are Jeffrey Cleland, Mark de Boer, Willem Stemmer, Volker Schellenberger, and Joshua Silverman.
Pharmaron is a premier R&D service provider for the pharmaceutical industry. Founded in 2003, Pharmaron has invested in our people and our facilities enabling us to provide high quality R&D service across a number of disciplines including chemistry, biology, DMPK, pharmacology and chemical development. Pharmaron has grown steadily to meet the needs of our customers.

Versartis

Series E in 2014
Versartis is a biotechnology company developing therapeutic proteins for the treatment of endocrine disorders. It develops new therapeutic proteins utilizing the novel half-life extension technology, XTEN. Versartis owns and develops the novel drug candidates that it has licensed from Amunix. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Versartis' lead program, VRS-317, has recently completed enrollment in a multi-center Phase 1 study in adult patients with growth hormone deficiency. The company is staffed with drug development experts and utilizes external contract services to execute on its product development plans in a capital-efficient manner. The company was founded in December 2008 as a joint venture between Amunix Inc. and Index Ventures. The founders are Jeffrey Cleland, Mark de Boer, Willem Stemmer, Volker Schellenberger, and Joshua Silverman.

PowerVision, Inc.

Series D in 2016
As of March 13, 2019, PowerVision, Inc. was acquired by Alcon Laboratories, Inc. PowerVision, Inc. develops fluid-controlled intraocular lens. It offers FluidVision accommodating intraocular lens technology, which restores the vision of youth to middle aged or elderly individuals affected by presbyopia and/or cataracts. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Belmont, California.

BioRelix

Series A in 2007
BioRelix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of anti-biotic drug candidates for the treatment of infectious diseases in the United States. It develops a portfolio of riboswitch-based therapeutic agents to overcome the lethal and devastating causes of bacterial infections. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in New Haven, Connecticut.

Ambit Biosciences

Venture Round in 2012
Ambit Biosciences is a privately-held biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of small molecule kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer, inflammatory disease, and other indications. Ambit's lead compound, AC220, is a novel, potent, highly selective, orally bioavailable FMS-like tyrosine kinase-3 (FLT3) inhibitor, and is currently under clinical investigation in patients with relapsed or refractory AML. Ambit is developing AC220 in collaboration with Astellas Pharma Inc. as part of a worldwide agreement to jointly develop and commercialize FLT3 kinase inhibitors in oncology and non-oncology indications. In addition to AC220, Ambit's clinical pipeline includes AC480, a pan-HER inhibitor, and AC430, an oral JAK2 inhibitor. Ambit also has a pipeline of preclinical candidates which includes CEP-32496, a BRAF inhibitor licensed to Cephalon.

TransEnterix

Post in 2009
TransEnterix, Inc. operates as a medical-device company which develops minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery platform. Its platform allows a surgeon to remove a patient's gall bladder and perform other abdominal surgeries without a scar. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Durham, North Carolina. In 2013, SafeStitch Medical completed a reverse merger with TransEnterix, Inc., and the combined company was renamed TransEnterix.

Reneo Pharmaceuticals

Series B in 2020
Reneo Pharmaceuticals is an operator of a pharmaceutical company used to develop therapies for patients with orphan metabolic diseases. It focuses on the development of treatments for genetic disorders associated with defects in energy metabolism resulting in myopathy that enable caregivers to improve the daily function and quality of life of patients suffering from these diseases by improving how their mitochondria work, preserving muscle function and preventing muscle injury, weakness, and wasting. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

T2 Biosystems

Series E in 2013
T2 Biosystems is a private company developing a next-generation medical diagnostic platform that will enable rapid and accurate diagnostic tests of all types on a single, easy to use instrument. The proprietary technology combines nanotechnology and miniaturized magnetic resonance (MR) technology and eliminates the need for costly and time consuming sample preparation.

Loxo Oncology

Series B in 2014
Loxo Oncology, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and sells medicines for patients with genetically defined cancers in the United States. Its lead product candidate comprises larotrectinib, an oral selective inhibitor of tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK), which is in adult Phase 1 trial, a pediatric Phase 1/2 trial, and an adult/adolescent Phase 2 trial for the treatment of patients with tumor types, such as lung, head and neck, melanoma, colorectal, sarcoma, and breast cancer. The company’s preclinical programs include LOXO-195, a drug candidate in preclinical development to address predicted acquired resistance mechanisms; RET inhibitor that optimizes potency for rearranged during transfection (RET) fusion proteins, mutations, and anticipated mechanisms of acquired resistance; and FGFR inhibitor that enables potently inhibiting FGFR isoforms comprising four isoforms with tyrosine kinase domains. It has a drug discovery collaboration agreement with Array BioPharma, Inc.; strategic partnership agreement with Illumina, Inc.; research collaboration agreement with Veracyte, Inc.; and strategic partnership agreement with Amoy Diagnostics Co., Ltd. and PREMIA Holdings (HK) Ltd. Loxo Oncology, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Loxo Oncology, Inc. is a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company.

Cempra

Series C in 2009
Cempra seeks to discover and develop well-differentiated medicines that cure bacterial infections and improve the quality of life for those with chronic illnesses. The company balances near-term product development opportunities, including the macrolide CEM-101, while investing in future products from new technologies to derive the next generation of antibiotics.

Promentis Pharmaceuticals

Series C in 2017
Promentis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops therapies for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. The company develops SXC-2023 and other compounds that engage System xc-, a central nervous system (CNS) target addressing glutamatergic imbalance and oxidative stress, to treat impulse control disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other neuropsychiatric diseases. Promentis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Roka Bioscience

Series D in 2012
Roka Bioscience is dedicated to developing rapid, highly accurate molecular assays and instrument systems for the Food Safety Industry. Its newly released Atlas System represents a new tier of molecular rapid pathogen testing, offering automation and technology that bring true walk-away convenience and workflow advantages to the laboratory. Roka is focused on creating novel testing solutions that help manufacturers mitigate risks, protect their brands, and meet the increasing testing demands now and for years to come.

PowerVision, Inc.

Series D in 2014
As of March 13, 2019, PowerVision, Inc. was acquired by Alcon Laboratories, Inc. PowerVision, Inc. develops fluid-controlled intraocular lens. It offers FluidVision accommodating intraocular lens technology, which restores the vision of youth to middle aged or elderly individuals affected by presbyopia and/or cataracts. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Belmont, California.

Aragon Pharmaceuticals

Series D in 2012
Aragon Pharmaceuticals is a discovery-stage small molecule company focused on therapeutics for the treatment of hormone-resistant cancers, with an initial focus on prostate and breast cancer.

LENSAR, Inc.

Venture Round in 2012
LensAR, Inc. is a leader in the development and commercialization of a next generation laser and advanced 3D imaging technology for refractive cataract surgery. Previous generations of the LensAR™ Laser System have been cleared by FDA for anterior capsulotomy and lens fragmentation. For other indications it is an investigational device limited by US law to investigational use only. The system has been used in more than 600 eyes outside the United States to date.
Poseida Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing therapeutics for patients with high unmet medical needs. The company is developing a pipeline of solutions for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors, as well as vivo programs for liver-directed gene therapies for rare diseases. In addition, it offers CAR-T therapies for the treatment for cancer. Further, it offers gene therapies for rare and life-threatening diseases, including Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency and methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), and genetic liver diseases. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Atreca

Series C in 2018
Atreca is a biopharmaceutical that develops a technology to identify the set of antibodies produced during an immune response, without prior knowledge of an antigen. Its product candidate, ATRC-101, is a monoclonal antibody in preclinical development with a novel mechanism of action and target-derived from an antibody identified using its discovery platform.

Spirox

Series C in 2016
Spirox is a California-based medical device company improving the quality of life for patients suffering from nasal obstruction. They are formerly known as Nasoform. Their first product, the LATERA absorbable nasal implant is designed to address one of the most common, yet undertreated, causes of nasal obstruction today, nasal valve collapse (NVC). The company intends to use the funds to complete development, seek US marketing authorization, and initiate product commercialization. Spirox was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Bioenvision

Venture Round in 2007
Bioenvision a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the acquisition, development, and marketing of compounds and technologies primarily for the treatment of cancer. Its lead products include Evoltra (clofarabine) which has marketing approval in both the European Union and United States for the treatment of pediatric relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Modrenal (trilostane), which has marketing approval in the United Kingdom for the treatment of post-menopausal breast cancer following relapse to initial hormone therapy.

CeNeRx BioPharma

Series D in 2012
CeNeRx BioPharma, Inc., a drug development company, engages in identifying, developing, and commercializing therapeutics to treat diseases related to neurotransmitters and the nervous system. The company's product pipeline includes Tyrima, CX2614, and CX009, which are reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase- A that are used for the treatment of mood, anxiety, and somatic disorders. It focuses on developing therapeutics to treat diseases related to neurotransmitters, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, dementia, depression, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, schizophrenia, and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Cary, North Carolina.

Aragon Pharmaceuticals

Series B in 2010
Aragon Pharmaceuticals is a discovery-stage small molecule company focused on therapeutics for the treatment of hormone-resistant cancers, with an initial focus on prostate and breast cancer.

TRIA Beauty, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2013
TRIA Beauty, Inc. develops and markets light-based therapeutic beauty systems for the consumer market. The company provides a diode laser hair removal system for home use. It offers its products through a network of retailers in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. TRIA Beauty, Inc. was formerly known as SpectraGenics, Inc. and changed its name to TRIA Beauty, Inc. in July 2008. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Pleasanton, California.

Monte Rosa Therapeutics

Series B in 2020
Monte Rosa Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that develops cancer therapeutics that modulate protein degradation pathways. It is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.