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Apexigen Secures $20 Million Series A1 Financing
Date:8/6/2013

s by binding to CD40 molecules on the antigen presenting cells and activating immune co-stimulatory pathways to boost tumor-specific immunity.  Furthermore, APX005 can also trigger direct tumor killing.  

Series A-1 financing was led by Amkey Ventures LLC and the major investors include WSR Capital, China Development Industrial Bank, Themes Investment Partners, and Sycamore Ventures.  In conjunction with the financing, George J. Lee, Ph.D., General Partner of Amkey Ventures, has joined Apexigen's Board of Directors.

About Apexigen:

Apexigen is a biopharmaceutical product development company advancing a pipeline of novel product candidates with the potential to address life-threatening and difficult to treat diseases. The company's proprietary technology platform enables the discovery and development of superior antibody product candidates that are able to impact previously inaccessible disease targets.

Apexigen is actively pursuing product development, both by itself and in collaboration with partners. The company's product portfolio is comprised of humanized antibodies, targeting diseases such as cancer, inflammatory diseases and ophthalmic disease. Apexigen's technology platform and product pipeline have been validated by a number of partnerships representing both product development and antibody technology collaborations. Through the building of successful collaborations, Apexigen is able to develop a broad base of antibody products and promote wider use of its antibody technology platform. Additional information is available at www.apexigen.com.

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Vice President, Business Development
+1 650 931-6236 ext. 502


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