Dr. Frank Hensel

Dr. Frank Hensel

Dr Frank Hensel holds a PH.D. in biology and has a longstanding experience as Entrepreneur in a Start-Up developing human monoclonal antibodies for cancer treatment. Since being part of HTGF in 2015 Frank built a solid portfolio of start-ups with a focus on drug development companies. Out of this portfolio 3 companies already entered the clinical stage and one company, Amal therapeutics, was successfully exited to Boehringer Ingelheim with a deal volume of up to 425Mio. €

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15. June 2021

Alentis Therapeutics Raises USD 67 Million in Series B Financing

Funding to Advance Pipeline of Anti-fibrotic Molecules into the Clinic Basel, Switzerland and Strasbourg, France, 15 June 2021 - Alentis Therapeutics, the Swiss biotech developing breakthrough treatments for fibrotic diseases, today announced that it has raised USD67 (CHF60) million in a Series B financing round. The funding will be used primarily for proof-of-concept clinical trials of Alentis’ first in class, Claudin-1 targeting, anti-fibrotic molecules in advanced liver and
 
20. October 2020

HTGF portfolio company: EIB backs Atriva Therapeutics with €24 million for the development of a potential COVID-19 treatment

European Investment Bank and Atriva Therapeutics sign financing agreement of €24 million for the research, development and clinical testing of the company’s lead product candidate against influenza and COVID-19Atriva’s ATR-002 molecule is the only host-cell targeting antiviral therapeutic specifically developed to treat severe respiratory infections caused by RNA (ribonucleic acid) viruses – it may prevent progression to critical-stage COVID-19 in hospitalised patients and holds stro
 
11. August 2020

Atriva announces closing of € 8.6 million ($ 10.2 million) oversubscribed convertible loan

Round led by existing investors Meneldor and High-Tech GründerfondsProceeds to be used to start Phase II study with ATR-002 in moderate to severe COVID-19 and clinical development in influenza and other respiratory viral infectionsATR-002 mode of action inhibits viral propagation of respiratory RNA viruses and prevents the cytokine storm, as demonstrated in preclinical studies Atriva Therapeutics GmbH, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of host-targeting antiviral the
 
25. February 2020

Scipio bioscience raises €6.0 M Series A financing to develop and launch a kit dedicated to sample preparation for single-cell RNA-sequencing

Scipio bioscience, a Paris-based biotechnology company, developing a new generation of single-cell sequencing solutions, announces today that it has secured a €6.0 M Series A financing from an international syndicate led by M Ventures (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), the corporate venture capital arm of Merck. The initial shareholders Seventure Partners’ Quadrivum I (Paris, France) and High-Tech Gründerfonds (Bonn, Germany) participated in the capital increase, alongside additional investo
 
21. January 2020
HepaRegeniX GmbH secures Series B Financing in excess of €11 Mio. to advance first drug candidate to the clinic
Preclinical data demonstrate efficacy of MKK4 inhibitors in liver regeneration and experimental acute and chronic liver disease models. HepaRegeniX GmbH, a preclinical stage company developing a novel therapy for the treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases today announced the closing of its Series B financing round in excess of €11 Mio. with contribution from all its existing investors namely Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund GmbH (BIVF), Novo Holdings A/S, the High-Tech Gründerfonds,
 
13. January 2020
A successful start into the new year: New Growth Funding for MedTech Company Mecuris GmbH
German med-tech company Mecuris GmbH has successfully concluded a new funding round amounting to 3.6 million euros. In addition to the seed investors Bayern Kapital and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), the international investment company Mulcan, life science venture capital investor Vesalius Biocapital, and Sana Kliniken AG, one of the top five hospital chains in Germany, are once again also on board. Clear yes from the O&P industry to digitalization The Munich-based start-up has set out to
 
15. October 2019
Abalos Therapeutics Launches with €12M Series A Round to Develop Novel Immuno-Virotherapies Against Cancer
Abalos Therapeutics announced today a EUR 12 million Series A financing round establishing its operations and leadership.  The Company’s objective is to develop new immuno-oncology therapeutics based on a specific arenavirus strain that preferentially infects and proliferates in cancer cells generating a strong anti-tumor immune response. The Series A round was co-led by Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund (BIVF) and Gruenderfonds Ruhr, with participation from NRW.BANK and High-Tech Gründe