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Portfolio by Design

Lumira invests in companies developing innovative biotherapeutics, medical technologies and consumer health solutions. We are proud to have partnered with so many successful companies and management teams that have brought dozens of new products to patients, and by so doing have helped us generate industry-leading financial returns for our investors.

AmacaThera

AmacaThera is a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing a unique, injectable hydrogel platform technology for a wide range of medical applications. It’s first combination product aims to reduce the need for opioids and provide sustained relief for post-operative pain.

Antios Therapeutics Inc.

Antios Therapeutics develops innovative therapies to treat and cure viral diseases. Its lead drug candidate, ATI-2173, aims to potentially cure chronic Hepatitis B (HBV).

Antiva Biosciences Inc.

Antiva Biosciences Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel, topical therapeutics for the treatment of diseases caused by HPV infection.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the global nephrology market. Its lead drug, voclosporin, is a novel calcineurin inhibitor being developed for the treatment of Lupus Nephritis and focal segmental glomerularsclerosis.

Bardy Diagnostics Inc.

Bardy Diagnostics is an award-winning innovator in digital health and remote patient monitoring, with a focus on providing the most diagnostically-accurate and patient-friendly cardiac patch and other monitors to the industry.

BAROnova Inc.

BAROnova Inc. is developing a novel, non-surgical device for the treatment of obesity. It consists of a TransPyloric Shuttle device that is inserted into the stomach using a simple, 10-minute endoscopic procedure.

Cardiac Dimensions Inc.

Cardiac Dimensions Inc. is developing a minimally invasive implantable product to treat mitral valve regurgitation associated with congestive heart failure.

MAKO Surgical Corp.

Lumira was an early investor in MAKO Surgical Corp. prior to its IPO and later when it was acquired by Stryker for $1.65 billion in 2013 for its minimally invasive robotic surgical arm for partial knee and total hip arthroplasty.

Corus Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Corus Pharmaceuticals Inc., developer of Aztreonam for treatment of cystic fibrosis and Lidocaine for treatment of oral corticosteroid dependent asthma, was acquired by Gilead in August 2006 for $365 million.

Morphotek Inc.

Morphotek Inc., developer of therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammatory and infectious diseases, was acquired by Eisai Inc. in April 2007 for $325 million.

Celtaxsys Inc.

Celtaxsys Inc. is a clinical-stage drug discovery company developing novel immuno-modulators as treatments for serious inflammatory diseases, including cystic fibrosis and severe acne.

KAI Pharmaceuticals Inc.

KAI Pharmaceuticals Inc., developer of novel therapeutics for kidney disease, was acquired by Amgen in 2012 for US$315 million.

Pharmasset Inc.

Pharmasset Inc. was acquired by Gilead in 2011 for $11 billion for their oral therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Alveolus Inc.

Alveolus Inc. developer of next generation non-vascular interventional stent technology for use in the lungs, was acquired by Merit Medical Systems Inc. in February 2008.

Ception Therapeutics Inc.

Ception Therapeutics Inc. was acquired by Cephalon Inc. in March 2010 in a deal worth $350 million plus significant future millstones. Cephalon Inc. was subsequently acquired by Teva in 2011.

Depomed Inc.

Lumira Ventures led a PIPE in Depomed Inc. in 2003 and fully exited in 2006 after the FDA approved the company’s two lead products in 2005.

Guava Technologies Inc.

Guava Technologies Inc. was acquired by Millipore Inc. in February 2009.

ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

From the time we invested in 2002 to our exit in 2006, ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc. launched 3 products in the United States to treat diseases of the eye.

Resonant Medical Inc.

Resonant Medical Inc., developer of 3D ultrasound image-guided radiotherapy products, was acquired by Elekta in May of 2010.

Spinal Kinetics

Spinal Kinetics, developer of artificial discs for degenerative diseases of the spine, was acquired by Orthofix  in March 2018.

U-Systems Inc.

Automated Breast Ultrasound company, U-Systems Inc., was acquired by GE Healthcare Limited in November 2012.

Corvia Medical Inc.

Corvia Medical Inc. is a private medical device company based in Massachusetts developing a catheter-delivered implant for treating diastolic heart failure.

Edesa Biotech Inc.

Edesa Biotech Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company that brings innovative new treatments for dermatological and anorectal diseases.

Endotronix Inc.

Endotronix Inc., a digital health medtech company, is developing an integrated platform to provide comprehensive, reimbursable health management tools for patients suffering from advanced heart failure.

Engage Therapeutics Inc.

Engage Therapeutics Inc. is focused on epilepsy patients suffering from uncontrolled seizures with what could be the first rescue treatment with the potential to stop their seizures.

 

enGene Inc.

enGene Inc. has a novel proprietary method to deliver therapeutic proteins to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat diseases of the GI tract.

Exact Imaging

Exact Imaging is the world’s leader in high-resolution micro-ultrasound systems enabling real-time imaging and guided biopsies for prostate cancer.

Forbius

Forbius is a clinical stage company that designs and develops biotherapeutics for treatment of cancer and fibrosis.

Gladius Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Gladius Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a Montréal-based biotechnology firm focused on the discovery and development of dual function, beta-lactam antibiotics for the treatment of multidrug-resistant and bacterial infections.

G1 Therapeutics Inc.

G1 Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel small-molecule therapies to address significant unmet needs in oncology.

HistoSonics Inc.

HistoSonics Inc. is a private medical device company whose mission is to redefine cancer treatment with a non-invasive, highly precise, cost-effective method of tumor destruction call Robotically Assisted Sonic Therapy (RAST™), based on the science of histotripsy.

KalGene Pharmaceuticals Inc.

KalGene Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a pre-clinical stage company focussed on the development of precision medicine therapeutics to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

KisoJi Biotechnology Inc.

KisoJi Biotechnology Inc. is an early stage biotechnology company engaged in the development of antibodies for the treatment of various cancers.

Medexus Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Medexus Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company with a strong North American commercial platform. Medexus is focused on the therapeutic areas of auto-immune disease and pediatrics.

Notch Therapeutics

Notch is an immune cell therapy company developing a next-generation pipeline of off-the-shelf, universally compatible, genetically tailored T cell therapeutics derived from renewable stem cell sources for the treatment of high-impact diseases, with an initial focus on cancer.

Opsens Inc.

Opsens Inc. is a fiber optic sensors manufacturer offering solutions for interventional cardiology Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) as well as solutions for oil and gas industrial applications.

OsteoQC

Based in Montreal, OsteoQC is developing new drug candidates for the treatment of bone-related diseases.

Satsuma Pharmaceuticals

Satsuma Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing STS101 as an important and differentiated therapeutic option for the acute treatment of migraine.

Swift Medical Inc.

Swift Medical Inc. is a leader in imaging technology and data analytics solutions for the healthcare industry. Swift Wound, together with Swift’s Metrics dashboard, represents a new generation in wound care management technology.

Think Research

Think Research develops knowledge-based and leading clinical content tools that empower clinicians to deliver the best evidence-based care to patients and drive better patient outcomes.

Zymeworks Inc.

Zymeworks Inc. is a biotherapeutics company that is developing best-in-class Azymetric™ bi-specific antibodies and antibody drug conjugates for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.