Azura Ophthalmics’ $20 Million Financing Round

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised Azura Ophthalmics on the deal.

Azura Ophthalmics Ltd., a clinical-stage company developing innovative therapies for Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and related eye diseases, announced a US$20 million financing. The round was led by a syndicate of existing investors including OrbiMed, TPG Biotech, Brandon Capital’s Medical Research Commercialization Fund, and Ganot Capital.

On the back of encouraging Phase 2 data to date proceeds from the funding round will be used to advance Azura’s lead product candidate AZR-MD-001 through a registration study for the treatment of MGD – an eye condition where the Meibomian glands become dysfunctional, resulting in rapid evaporation of the tear film. Meibomian gland dysfunction is the leading cause of evaporative Dry Eye Disease, a condition known to affect more than 30 million adults in the United States alone presenting a huge unmet need globally.

Wilson Sonsini has served as IP counsel to Azura for six years. The firm team that represented Azura in this transaction includes Michael Hostetler (Picture), Greg Mitchell, Alyson Nickols, Dylan Kahl, and David Clark.

Involved fees earner: David Clark – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Michael Hostetler – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Dylan Kahl – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Gregory Mitchell – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Alyson Nickols – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Law Firms: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Clients: Azura Ophthalmics Ltd;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti