Moximed®, Inc., developer of unicompartmental load absorber implants for active patients with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA), announced today an oversubscribed Series C round of $50MM with new investors Advent Life Sciences and Future Fund joining existing investors NEA, Morgenthaler Ventures, Gilde Healthcare, GBS Venture Partners, and Vertex Healthcare. As part of the financing, Shahzad Malik, M.D., General Partner at Advent Life Sciences, and Brigitte Smith, Managing Director at GBS Venture Partners, will join the Board of Directors.
Moximed created the category of shock absorbing implants for knee OA, with treatment durability now established to nearly nine years on the initial patients. The Moximed implants do not require bone cutting or bone removal, and, importantly, they absorb excess joint load rather than shift load to other areas of the joint. Moximed has fully enrolled its FDA pivotal clinical study of the KineSpring® System and is currently enrolling an FDA IDE clinical study of the Atlas® System.
“This financing round is timely, as we are completing the primary endpoint follow-up for our FDA pivotal study this month,” said CEO Kevin Sidow. “We expect this investment to fully fund the company through FDA approval and early US commercialization of our products. There is a massive demand for new treatment options by patients who want to maintain an active lifestyle until they are ready for a knee replacement. The tremendous patient interest and surgeon enthusiasm we are witnessing in our current Atlas IDE study is validating our effort to address this clinical need.”
“Patients between the ages of 35 and 65 years old represent the fastest growing segment of the knee OA population,” added Shahzad Malik, of Advent Life Sciences. “These patients are often considered too young for traditional joint replacement and are desperate for a treatment alternative. We are excited to support Moximed’s effort to address this opportunity.”