Semprus, Nara, UberSense, & More Names from the Boston Deal Roundup
This week’s deal headlines show a healthy mix of startup funding, acquisitions, and IPO news across both the tech and healthcare industries.
—PatientKeeper, a Waltham, MA-based maker of software for physician workflow, said it raised $6.25 million from existing investors like Flybridge Capital Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Whitney & Co. The money comes atop a $6 million cash infusion from last December, and will go toward expanding services and meeting hospitals’ demand for other clinical and financial software applications.
—The Needham, MA-based advertising optimization software maker Visual IQ inked a $12 million Series B investment, from Volition Capital and return backer Fog City Capital.
—Semprus Biosciences, a spinout from the lab of prolific MIT inventor Bob Langer, was acquired by the Pennsylvania-based medical devices company Teleflex (NASDAQ: TFX) for an upfront payment of $30 million. That’s just slightly more than the total raised by Semprus, which develops surface technologies for devices that can help prevent infections or unhealthy blood clots, or promote tissue regeneration. The parent company may pay more over the next few years based on certain regulatory and revenue milestones.