Pioneering A New Gene Therapy Modality:
SpliceBio Raises EUR 50M in Oversubscribed Series A financing to Advance Protein Splicing Platform and Expand Gene Therapy Pipeline
BARCELONA, February 16th, 2022 – SpliceBio, a biotechnology company exploiting protein splicing to develop next generation gene therapies, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed €50 million series A financing. The financing was co-led by UCB Ventures and existing shareholder Ysios Capital and joined by new investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Gilde Healthcare, Novartis Venture Fund, and existing shareholder Asabys Partners. The Company was seeded in 2020 by Ysios Capital and Asabys Partners.
Miquel co-founded SpliceBio and serves as CEO-CSO. Miquel has broad experience in biotechnology, chemical biology and protein chemistry as well as in the managing of research teams and projects. After obtaining his PhD at the University of Barcelona he carried out postdoctoral studies at The Rockefeller University. He later became a Research Scholar at Princeton University, where he managed the Protein Center at the Department of Chemistry. Over the last ten years he has contributed to the discovery and development of novel protein ligation technologies. He has authored more than 23 publications, including patent applications, and has a proven track record for the leadership of scientific teams and non-dilutive fund raising.
Silvia co-founded SpliceBio and serves as CTO. Silvia has broad experience in chemical biology, protein chemistry as well as peptide synthesis. She carried out her PhD at the Barcelona Science Park. After that she moved to New York to carry out her postdoctoral studies at The Rockefeller University. Over the last ten years she has contributed to understand the mechanism of the inteins, which are essential in our protein ligation technology. Also Silvia brings deep scientific expertise and an intimate knowledge of European bioclusters.
Gerard joined SpliceBio in 2016 as the responsible for Business Development operations. Prior to joining SpliceBio, Gerard served as the Business Development Manager at Bionure, where he was focused on business development and partnering around the company’s novel candidate in the orphan neuro-ophthalmology space, as well as on fundraising efforts. Gerard holds a BSc in Biotechnology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and has been studying Mandarin Chinese for four years.