Jaguar Health Announces Initial Close in Private Placement Financing Round for Napo Therapeutics S.p.A.

This closing on funds from SPRIM Global Investments, a healthcare-focused international venture capital firm, was completed at a fully diluted valuation of approximately €55 million Jaguar currently owns approximately 73.5% of Napo Therapeutics Napo Therapeutics’ mission is to provide access … Read More 

Spexis and SPRIM Global Investments (SGI) Announce Plans for Clinical Trial Partnership to Fund up to Half of the Projected Phase 3 Clinical Development Costs of ColiFin®

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR SGI debt facility to provide Spexis up to half of the projected ColiFin® Phase 3 development costs, including those involving both COPILOT and COPA SGI has invested in Spexis as part of the … Read More 

Mi-Helper, Inc. (pronounced my-helper) announces initial $4M close from lead investors SPRIM Global, TEDCO and CoolTech in their $7M Series A Preferred financing.

The team at Mi-Helper is developing game changing, non-drug treatments for migraine and other pain disorders. The therapy is quick, simple and non-invasive, designed to be self-administered in the comfort of your home.

AUM Biosciences announces closing of $27 million in a “Series A” Round of funding to advance its clinical stage pipeline of precision and targeted cancer therapies

AUM Biosciences (AUM) today announced the successful completion of $27 million series A funding round. This will fuel AUM’s vision of developing a world class biotech pipeline focused on drugging what many consider as the undruggable targets, as well as addressing the need to delay and overcome resistance to targeted drugs in oncology. … Read More 

Fibronostics Raises $8 Million in Series A Financing

Fibronostics, a global company providing non-invasive, algorithmic diagnostics for NASH patients, announced today that it has secured $8 million in series A funding. The financing round was led by AT Capital, a leading private investment firm in Asia and, an early-stage deep-tech VC fund. … Read More 

Fibronostics Appoints Dr. Stephen A. Harrison to its Board of Advisors

Fibronostics, a global diagnostics company, providing non-invasive, algorithmic diagnostics to detect and manage metabolic diseases, announced today Stephen A. Harrison, MD has joined its board of advisors. … Read More 

The Critical Need for Virtual COVID-19 Clinical Trials and Patient Training

COVID-19 drug development has brought a unique set of clinical challenges, virtual patient training and decentralized trials can be part of the solution. … Read More 

ObvioHealth and Hôpital Paris Saint-Joseph Announce Partnership to Track COVID-19 in Oncology Patients

PARIS — June 18, 2020 – ObvioHealth, a full-service virtual research organization (VROTM), announces today a partnership with La Foundation Hôpital Paris Saint Joseph to monitor COVID-19 prevalence and symptoms among the oncology patients of the Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint … Read More 

Travecta Therapeutics Announces it has Closed its Oversubscribed Series A Round at $27 Million

Travecta Therapeutics, announces today it has raised an additional $12 million in financing, closing its Series A round at a total of $27 million. … Read More 

SPRIM Partners with Health Catalyst to Analyze COVID-19 Impact on NASH and NAFLD

SPRIM and Health Catalyst partner to jumpstart understanding of COVID-19 impact on NASH and NAFLD population to advance clinical trials for liver disease. … Read More 

ObvioHealth Secures $17 Million in Latest Investment Round

ObvioHealth, a leading virtual health research organization or VRO, announced today it has raised $17 million in its latest round of financing. This round of financing comes on the heels of a global alliance with a strategic partner announced in March. … Read More 

Obvio-19 – Interview with CheddarTv

Our very own Matty Culbreth- Notaro speaks on Cheddar-TV to breakdown Obvio-19, a virtual research study designed to measure COVID-19 prevalence, symptoms and immune response in the United States. … Read More 

ObvioHealth Launches Virtual COVID-19 Symptoms & Immune Response Registry

ObvioHealth, a digital research company, announces the launch of a registry to monitor COVID-19 prevalence, symptoms and immune response in the United States over the coming 12 months. … Read More 

Ventures Day Singapore 2020: Post-event highlights

Investors Looking at Presentations about Biotech and Digital Health

Following our three successful past events – June 2017 & January 2019 in Singapore and April 2019 in New York – SPRIM held another exciting Ventures Day at our brand new auditorium in Singapore. Our CEOs, science/tech experts, and strategic innovators presented … Read More 

Poster: Achieving Diversity in Clinical Trials

Learn how social media and digital clinical trials were used for recruiting participants in under-represented racial and ethnic groups. … Read More 

The Growing Need for Medical Devices and the RegTech Solutions to Complex Regulations

The need for safe medical devices is mounting. Estimates show that demand for such devices will increase 4.5% annually through 2030, with the United States being the largest market where current spending exceeds 180 billion USD annually. … Read More 

Recruiting a Diverse Subject Population

Woman taking blood pressure of a patient

SPRIM’s portfolio company, ObvioHealth, conducted a double-blind, randomized clinical trial to study the impact of rice vinegar on blood pressure and vascular reactivity. ObvioHealth focused on recruiting minorities, given that high blood pressure disproportionately impacts the black population in the U.S. … Read More 

Clinical Trial Recruitment: Old Habits Die Hard

Pedestrians in a crosswalk

Despite the emergence of the digital age of recruitment, the standard (aged) approaches to recruitment persist: media advertising (television, newspaper advertisements), physician referrals, press releases/public service announcements, posting fliers, physician referrals, random mailings, and cold calls are all still in play. … Read More 

RegTech: Easing the Burden of Compliance for FMCG

This article explains the emergence of RegTech as an opportunity in the consumer product goods industry, as food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic companies often struggle to stay updated on the regulations in a region or country. … Read More 

SPRIM joins in support of International NASH Day

SPRIM and our portfolio company, Fibronostics, are proud to join the Global Liver Institute (GLI) in raising awareness of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. … Read More 

AC Health Announces Investment in Fibronostics

Ayala Healthcare Holdings announced an investment in SPRIM’s portfolio company, Fibronostics. As part of the partnership, AC Health will launch two Fibronostics products, LiverFAST and HealthFACTR, in its FamilyDOC clinics in the Philippines. … Read More 

SPRIM’s Quarterly Ventures Day Meeting in New York

SPRIM Ventures in partnership with Tikehau Capital is hosting a Ventures Day event in New York on April 24. … Read More 

Fibronostics Corporate Update

Fibronostics presented its corporate strategy at the second annual TKS 1 Investor Day in Singapore. The event was attended by current and potential investors in the TKS 1 fund, including venture capitalists, strategic investors, family offices and leaders from the healthcare industry. … Read More 

Evid Science: AI Can Read & Share the Latest Medical Research with Doctors

Evid Science’s founder and CEO, Matt Michelson, spoke to Thrive Global about the future of healthcare and how AI is transforming the industry. Evid Science is helping to “free” all of the scientific data locked away in publications and journals.   … Read More 

Objective GI Funding Announcement

Objective GI, a gastrointestinal-focused clinical research company, announces a key investment by TKS 1, a joint venture between SPRIM and Tikehau Capital, enabling the company to grow its network of GI-specialty clinical research sites in the United States. … Read More 

TKS 1 Investor Day 2019 in Singapore: Post Event Highlights

Going strong in its second time, together with Tikehau Capital, SPRIM held TKS 1 Investor Day on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore. We invited all teams, shareholders, and partners of the ventures for this event … … Read More 

RegAsk, a Healthcare RegTech Startup, Secures Venture Capital Funding in a Seed Round to Pursue Growth

RegAsk uses artificial intelligence to answer regulatory questions, including inquiries about path-to-market, path-to-claim, product registration and regulatory strategy. … Read More 

Startups Aim to Fix ‘Broken’ Clinical Trials System

ObvioHealth, meanwhile, has developed an app that enables studies to be run using mobile devices. Data from smart devices such as a Bluetooth blood pressure monitor can integrate with the app, according to the company, which earlier this year raised … Read More 

ObvioHealth’s Milo Demonstrates How Digital Technology Improves Patient Experience, Compliance and Data Capture Using ClaimIt.

MILO & CLAIMIT View a short, imagined study where ObvioHealth’s Milo demonstrates how digital technology improves patient experience, compliance and data capture using ClaimIt. Follow our fictional subject, Milo, as he uses his mobile phone to participate in a clinical … Read More 

Solving the Blood‑Brain Barrier Challenge

The blood brain barrier (BBB) is a system of blood vessels that protects the brain from toxins and chemical fluctuations. While it is necessary to help keep the brain healthy, it also poses a problem in delivering medications that could … Read More 

3 Ways Mobile Clinical Trials Help Clinical Researchers Improve Diversity

Lack of diversity within the clinical trial industry poses a grave problem. We cannot assume medicines work similarly across ethnicities. While attracting and retaining minority groups to participate in clinical trials has become a primary focus in the industry, many … Read More 

Evid Science Receives Seed Capital to Advance Clinical AI Platform

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 15, 2018) – Evid Science, an artificial intelligence (AI) company for the pharmaceutical industry, has successfully secured seed funding from TKS I, a new private equity fund dedicated to early-stage life science companies. “Our technology is … Read More 

Duke-NUS Commercializes Discovery to Deliver Therapeutics Across Blood Brain Barrier

Intellectual property (IP) derived from discoveries made at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) have been licensed to a newly formed biotech start-up, Travecta Therapeutics Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based drug discovery company. Travecta plans to use the Duke-NUS technology to develop new … Read More 

Tackling the blood-brain barrier: Duke-NUS discovery leads to startup Travecta

HONG KONG – Travecta Therapeutics Pte Ltd. is the latest startup to join Singapore’s biotech block. The newly formed drug discovery company is based on intellectual property derived from discoveries made at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS). Travecta is based on … Read More 

SPRIM and Tikehau Capital Join Forces with New Singapore-based Life Sciences VC Fund

LIFE science startups hoping for a big break can now look to a new Singapore-based cash cow for funding.European asset manager Tikehau Capital and Sprim Ventures, the venture arm of global healthcare consultancy Sprim, have teamed up to launch a … Read More 

Travecta Therapeutics Appoints Douglas C. Hicks as Chief Business Officer

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 13 2018 – Travecta Therapeutics, an emerging biotech company developing a platform that leverages its proprietary knowledge of the MFSD2a Transport for the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier, announces it has appointed Douglas … Read More 

ObvioHealth Announces Mobile Application

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ObvioHealth, a global medical technology company, announces the launch of its mobile application for site-less clinical studies— the ObvioHealth app. The app removes barriers currently troubling the clinical research industry by improving convenience for study subjects, enhancing compliance, … Read More 

ObvioHealth Raises $3 Million in Series A Funding

ObvioHealth, a Singapore and Orlando-based company offering mobile and “site-less” clinical trials, said on Friday it has raised US$3 million in Series A funding. The company is focused on making clinical trials faster and more cost-effective by digitizing the entire process … Read More