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Acacia Pharma Raises £15 Million ($23.5 Million) to Advance Clinical Development of Lead Products for Supportive Care
Date:9/3/2013

CAMBRIDGE, England, September 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Acacia Pharma, a pharmaceutical company specialising in the development of drugs for supportive care, announces it has raised £15 million (~$23.5 million) in a Series B financing led by Fidelity Biosciences and Novo A/S. Current investors Gilde Healthcare and Lundbeckfond Ventures also participated in the round. Dr Alex Pasteur of Fidelity Biosciences and Dr Martin Edwards of Novo A/S have joined the Board of Acacia Pharma as Non-executive Directors.

Acacia Pharma will use the proceeds to:

  • complete Phase III development of APD421 for the prevention of post-operative nausea & vomiting (PONV);
  • complete Phase II development of APD403 for the prevention of chemotherapy induced nausea & vomiting (CINV); and
  • develop the commercial presentation of APD515 for the treatment of xerostomia (dry mouth) in advanced cancer patients.

"I am delighted to welcome Fidelity and Novo to the Company and would like to thank Gilde and Lundbeckfond for their continued support," commented Dr Julian Gilbert, Acacia Pharma's CEO. "The Company is about to initiate a number of key studies with results being available in 2014. The data generated to date in PONV, CINV and xerostomia have been excellent; therefore we look forward to continued success."

Dr Alex Pasteur of Fidelity Biosciences added, "Significant numbers of post-surgical patients do not receive adequate nausea and vomiting prophylaxis. APD421, Acacia Pharma's lead product, a D2/D3 antagonist, showed excellent efficacy in its Phase II trial, and had a very good safety profile. We believe that a drug with this novel mechanism and displaying these characteristics can provide a major contribution
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