First Light Diagnostics’s $8.25 Million Round Funding


O’Melveny represented First Light Diagnostics in the completion of an oversubscribed US$8.25 million Series A-2 financing.

The company, a developer of breakthrough automated products for rapid, sensitive, and cost-effective diagnosis of life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections, will use the new funding to continue development of the MultiPath™ technology to rapidly detect hospital infections and determine their susceptibility to specific antibiotics. This includes preparation and support for product commercialization and launch in early 2020.

The financing includes new investment partners from Think.Health Ventures, 10x Group, and Beacon Angels, along with numerous new individual investors and continued participation from current shareholders, such as; LRV Health and Life Science Angels.

First Light Diagnostics is developing and preparing to commercialize, innovative diagnostic products for rapid, sensitive and cost-saving detection of life-threatening infections, and combating the spread of antibiotic resistance. Don Straus is the company’s Founder and primary inventor of the company’s core scientific technology. Based on its proprietary MultiPath™ detection technology, First Light’s products combine the clinical performance of the most advanced commercial laboratory tests with speed, cost-effectiveness, and ease-of-use.

O’Melveny advised First Light Diagnostics with a team including Warren Lazarow (Picture) and Wenting Yu.

Involved fees earner: Warren Lazarow – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Wenting Yu – O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Law Firms: O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Clients: First Light Diagnostics;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti