News

  • 5 October 2009

    Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SIX: SANN), a Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on orphan neuromuscular diseases, announced today the final closing of the acquisition of Oy Juvantia Pharma Ltd of Turku, Finland. Santhera issued 105,973 previously reserved shares from its authorized share capital to Juvantia investors, as announced when exercising its option to acquire Juvantia on August 17, 2009. The closing of the transaction triggers a final upfront payment of USD 4 million from Biovail Laboratories International SRL, a sububsidiary of Biovail Corporation, Santhera's licensing partner for the further development and marketing of JP-1730/fipamezole to treat Dyskinesia in Parkinson's Disease in the United States and Canada.

  • 1 September 2009

    Endosense, a medical technology company focused on improving the efficacy, safety and reproducibility of catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, has announced that it has received USD 36 million in Series B financing. Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (EdRIP) led the round, with additional participation from Neomed, Gimv, VI Partners (VI), Sectoral Asset Management, Ysios Capital Partners and Initiative Capital Romandie. The financing will primarily be used to fund the European commercialization and U.S. Premarket Approval (PMA) clinical study of the company’s proprietary force-sensing ablation catheter, the TactiCath®.

  • 15 May 2009

    Endosense has announced the release of acute clinical results from the TOCCATA (TOuCh+ for CATheter Ablation) European clinical trial at Heart Rhythm 2009, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 30th Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston, May 13 - 16. The highly anticipated results of the 76-patient, multi-center study confirm the feasibility, safety and value of Endosense’s TactiCath force-sensing ablation catheter during catheter ablation.

  • 6 May 2009

    Endosense, a medical technology company focused on enabling the broad adoption of catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, has announced that it has received the CE mark for its TactiCath system. The first force-sensing ablation catheter developed worldwide, TactiCath gives physicians a real-time, objective measure of contact force during the catheter ablation procedure. The CE mark allows physicians across Europe to use TactiCath in the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) of the right atrium.

  • 6 November 2008

    Santhera Pharmaceuticals (SIX: SANN), a Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on neuromuscular diseases, announced today that it has raised gross proceeds of CHF 15.9 million in a private placement with Ares Life Sciences, an investment vehicle established by the Bertarelli family. Santhera sold 370,082 new registered common shares at a price of CHF 43.00 per share representing a premium of 3.7% over the volume-weighted average share price of the last five trading days. The transaction strengthens Santhera's financial flexibility and represents a positive strategic endorsement by a major global biotech investor.