Lumena swings for a $75M IPO to bear down on liver diseases

Fierce Biotech
April 3, 2014
Damian Garde

A month removed from raising $45 million in venture backing, San Diego’s Lumena Pharmaceuticals wants $75 million more as it plots a Wall Street debut, piling up cash to advance its two liver treatments.  Read More

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RiverVest Venture Partners Promotes Niall O’Donnell to Managing Director; Michael Berman Joins as Venture Partner

ST. LOUIS (April 2, 2014) – RiverVest Venture Partners today announced the promotion of Niall O’Donnell, Ph.D., to Managing Director. The life sciences venture capital firm also announced that medical device entrepreneur Mike Berman, a long-time member of RiverVest’s Scientific & Industry Advisory Board, has joined the firm as Venture Partner.

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“The Frank Drebin Approach to Healthcare”

“The Frank Drebin Approach to Healthcare” by RiverVest’s Niall O’Donnell, appearing in the Rady Business Journal, a Publication of the Rady School of Management. University of California, San Diego. Winter, 2014.  Read more

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ZS Pharma Announces Start of Enrollment of Phase 3 Extended Dosing Study of ZS-9 in Patients with Hyperkalemia

Coppell, Texas – March 25, 2014 – ZS Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for kidney, cardiovascular and liver disorders, today announced that it has begun enrolling patients in ZS004, its second Phase 3 clinical trial of ZS-9, a novel investigational treatment for hyperkalemia.

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