Finding The Exit: Forbion On Roche’s Acquisition Of Inflazome
Two years after leading a $46m series B financing round in Inflazome, a four-year old Irish biotech developing oral NLRP3 inflammasome inhibitors, VC firm Forbion is celebrating Roche’s $446m acquisition of the company, which includes the potential for additional milestone payments. Forbion general partner Marco Boorsa, who joined Inflazome’s board of directors in November 2018, spoke with In Vivo about the VC firm’s investment strategy.
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