CinRx Pharma Announces Additional $73 Million Financing

 

Financing brings total funds raised to $176M to advance diverse portfolio of high-impact medicines and expand efforts to additional high unmet needs

Current portfolio of CinCos include two clinical-stage obesity therapeutics, two Phase 2 gastrointestinal programs and several pre-clinical programs

 

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CinRx Pharma, a hub-and-spoke biotech accelerating high-impact medicines, today announced the closing of a $73 million financing, bringing the total funds raised to $176 million. Participants in the round include prior investors comprised of industry insiders and high-net-worth individuals. To date, CinRx has launched five companies (“CinCos”) focused primarily on cardiovascular, metabolic and gastrointestinal conditions. In addition to its company creation function, CinRx has forged several CINergy partnerships with existing companies. CinRx plans to use the funds to advance development of its existing portfolio programs and assets to expand in key areas of high unmet medical need.

“Our early financings totaling $103 million supported the construction and progression of our seven-company portfolio. Notably, this included the formation, advancement and exit of CinCor Pharma ahead of its $1.8 billion acquisition, underscoring the success of our incredibly effective team and validation of our efficient business model,” said Dr. Jon Isaacsohn, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CinRx Pharma. “With this infusion of capital, we will continue rapid advancement of existing programs and replicate our proven asset selection process to identify and accelerate more promising new programs with high potential to impact patients’ quality of life.”

CinRx’s portfolio of CinCos are managed by a lean team of scientific, technical and drug development experts with decades of experience treating patients and supporting thousands of clinical development programs. Each CinCo was created through a rigorous asset selection process to identify novel therapies with the potential to address significant unmet medical needs and meaningfully reduce disease burden for patients.

  • CinCor Pharma was created to advance baxdrostat (CIN-107), a highly selective, oral small molecule inhibitor of aldosterone synthase for the treatment of hypertension and other cardiorenal conditions from a license agreement with Roche in 2019. CinRx led the clinical design and execution of baxdrostat, and was responsible for CinCor’s successful Series A and Series B financings to fund its early development through its $194 million IPO in 2022. In early 2023, CinCor was acquired by AstraZeneca in a deal worth $1.3 billion upfront and an additional $500 million in biobucks.
  • CinFina Pharma is developing a pipeline of four therapies, in-licensed from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, aimed at providing safe, tolerable and durable options for treating obesity. In March 2024, CinFina announced the dosing of the first patients in a Phase 1 trial of CIN-110, a PYY analog. Upcoming milestones include initiation of a Phase 2 study evaluating CIN-109, a novel GDF-15 molecule focusing on body composition and lean body mass preservation, with and without semaglutide. Additional preclinical development is ongoing to support Investigational New Drug (IND) application submissions for CIN-209 and CIN-210, which are both dual-agonists utilizing GLP-1 therapy in combination with the aforementioned mechanisms of action.
  • CinDome Pharma is developing deudomperidone (CIN-102) as a potential safe, chronic treatment for gastroparesis. Deudomperidone is a novel formulation of a well-known dopamine D2/D3 agonist, domperidone. In May 2023, CinDome presented encouraging QT study data at the 2023 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Conference. CinDome recently raised $40 million in a Series B financing from Perceptive Advisors and CinRx, and is actively enrolling the Phase 2 envision3D study for adults with diabetic gastroparesis, expected to read out in 2025.
  • CinPhloro Pharma is progressing CIN-103, a small molecule for the long-term management of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). CIN-103 is a pulsatile-release formulation of phloroglucinol, an approved therapy in select countries outside of the U.S., modified for sustained exposure and less frequent dosing. In February 2024, CinPhloro dosed the first patients in the Phase 2 enviva study to evaluate the safety, efficacy and tolerability of CIN-103 for IBS-D. CinPhloro is actively enrolling the enviva study, which is expected to complete in 2025.

About CinRx Pharma:

CinRx Pharma is a biotech company advancing a diverse portfolio of high-impact medicines through clinical development with a unique hub-and-spoke business model. CinRx’s approach combines financing with the efficient progression of therapeutic candidates within its portfolio, each managed by CinRx’s central infrastructure and operating team. Current CinCos address areas of high unmet medical need including metabolic, gastrointestinal and oncology. Differentiated by an asset selection process agnostic to therapeutic area, a strategic CRO partnership, and insights from thousands of development programs, CinRx identifies, funds and accelerates promising drugs with the potential to have the highest impact on patients’ quality of life. CinRx Pharma is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

For more information, please visit www.CinRx.com or follow the company on X and LinkedIn.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Katherine Beach
Account Director, Communications
Katherine.Beach@inizioevoke.com

CinRx Pharma Contact:
Jason Westerheide
Executive Director, Business Development
jwesterheide@CinRx.com

 
 

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