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Breda, the Netherlands / Ghent, Belgium - argenx (Euronext Brussels: ARGX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating and developing differentiated therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer and severe autoimmune diseases, today announced that it has successfully closed the €30 million transaction with predominantly US institutional investors it announced on June 1, 2016. The investors include Aquilo Capital, Burrage Capital, Dafna Capital, MPM Oncology Impact Fund and Perceptive Advisors and certain other existing and new institutional investors. 2,703,000 shares have been issued at € 11.10. The new shares are expected to be admitted to listing on Euronext Brussels next week.
argenx combines the diversity of the llama immune system with antibody engineering to advance a clinical pipeline to treat patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases. Our platforms allow us to unlock novel and complex targets and develop antibody-based drugs designed for greater efficacy and longer duration of effect. The strength of our team, our deep understanding of the biology, and our committed collaborations with industry leaders contribute to the success of our journey.
argenx is listed on the Euronext Brussels exchange under the symbol ARGX.
For further information, please contact:
Joke Comijn, Corporate Communications Manager
+32 (0)477 77 29 44
+32 (0)9 243 40 70
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