8/6/2013 8:00:04 AM
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by Richard Daverman, PhD
August 5, 2013 -- Shenogen Pharma of Beijing raised $20 million in a series C funding, which the company will use to support a Phase II trial of its lead drug candidate, icaritin, a small molecule drug that targets the estrogen receptor alpha 36. The trial will enroll patients with hepatocellular cancer. The drug is derived from barrenwort, a TCM. The funding was led by Legend Capital and Qiming Weichuang Venture Capital. The investors also received warrants to buy an additional $10 million in shares. More details....
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