Flowonix Medical, Inc., a medical device company that provides advanced, implantable drug delivery solutions and SWK Holdings Corporation, life sciences focused specialty finance company catering to small and mid-sized commercial-stage companies have closed an approximate $33 million financing.
The financing includes $10 million in debt facility from SWK Holdings and the completion of an approximate $23 Series B round led by Farallon Capital Management with participation of several additional new investors.
Steve Adler, CEO, Flowonix said: “This influx of capital will allow Flowonix to accelerate its solidly rising growth in both the Chronic Pain and Spasticity markets with the Company’s advanced technology Prometra II Implantable, Programmable Pump. This is truly an exciting time in the Company’s 15-year history, as not only did the Company perform at its best through the challenges of 2020, but I anticipate even better performance in 2021 and beyond given our ambitious strategic initiatives.”
Winston Black, CEO, SWK said: “We look forward to a long-term and fruitful partnership with Flowonix. The Company’s Prometra II pump precisely delivers consistent dosing accuracy, proving to be an important treatment option for patients. We were impressed to see the Company leverage Prometra II’s innovative technology to deliver strong performance through the headwinds of the pandemic and foresee impressive growth over the next few years.”
The Company expects to use the proceeds from this financing to replace prior venture debt, plus fund its business plan, including: development of next generation products, expansion of its production line, and continued collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. This will enable Flowonix to not only expand into current markets, but also to begin applying targeted drug delivery into new disease states with larger medical markets.
Anjum Bux, MD, Director of Pain Management at Bux Pain Management, Lexington, KY said: “In my clinical practice, I’ve incorporated many different interventional therapies to help my patients achieve a better quality of life with less pain. After reviewing the different options for Targeted Drug Delivery, the Flowonix Prometra II is my pump of choice because of the multitude of benefits it offers my patients. These benefits include technological advancements and programming options to promote better spread of drug allowing us to get better pain relief with less medication.”
“Intrathecal baclofen therapy has been an under used yet life changing therapy for so many patients with central nervous system injuries or damage. It’s wonderful to have an opportunity to expand our knowledge base and treatment options and be able to offer another option [Prometra II] for management of ITB therapy for our patients,” said Cindy Ivanhoe, MD, Clinical Professor, PM&R, University of Texas McGovern Medical School; and Director, SPASM Program, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX.