Mumbai: Sayre Therapeutics, a super- specialty pharma company, on Monday said it has raised USD 8 million across two rounds of funding from Accel Partners and Aarin Capital.
The company, which has a portfolio of oncology, interventional oncology and immunology drugs, drug delivery devices and diagnostics, has also raised USD 1 million in venture-debt from InnoVen Capital, it said in a statement here.
The Bengaluru-based firm said it plans to use the funds for team expansion in the country, geographical footprint in other South Asian countries, and invest in clinical trials for their novel in-licensed assets.
“The follow-on investment from the VCs was based on the early traction seen in building a product pipeline through partnerships with global and domestic partners, a sales footprint in India and a strong team,” Shukrit Chimote, Chief Executive Officer, Sayre, said in the statement.
The company seeks to fill the gaps in early cancer diagnosis and treatment by licensing in novel drugs, devices, and diagnostics to the country at an affordable cost, and a significant discount to the global prices, the statement added.