Sydnexis Secures $45 Million Series B Financing Led by Visionary Ventures and Blue Stem Capital

Visionary Ventures led a $45MM round into its 12th portfolio company, Sydnexis. Sydnexis is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company with a proprietary formulation of low dose atropine for the treatment of progressive myopia, today announced the completion of a $45 million Series B financing led by Visionary Ventures, Blue Stem Capital, and SC Master Fund, with participation from existing investors RA Capital Management, Longitude Capital, and Medicxi. The financing will be used to fund Sydnexis’ lead candidate, SYD-101, through completion of the fully enrolled pivotal Phase 3 STAAR study for the treatment of progressive myopia in children.

RxSight, Inc. Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering

RxSight, Inc., an ophthalmic medical device company, today announced the closing of its initial public offering raising $132MM. RxSight, Inc. is a commercial-stage medical technology company dedicated to improving the vision of patients following cataract surgery. The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens system, comprised of the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL®), RxSight Light Delivery Device (LDD) and accessories, is the first and only commercially available intraocular lens (IOL) technology that enables doctors to customize and optimize visual acuity for patients after cataract surgery. The LAL now features ActivShield™ technology, a revolutionary UV protection layer built into the lens.