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KO Pharmacology Research and Drug Discovery Client Plato BioPharma, Inc. Acquired by Inotiv, Inc. Image

KO Pharmacology Research and Drug Discovery Client Plato BioPharma, Inc. Acquired by Inotiv, Inc.

KO Client Plato BioPharma, Inc., a Colorado-based pharmacology research and drug discovery company, has been acquired by leading contract research organization Inotiv, Inc. The KO team, led by partner John Gaddis, represented Plato BioPharma in the acquisition. Plato BioPharma specializes in cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary and hepatic therapeutic areas, specifically within…

KO Client Sydnexis Completes $45M Series B Financing Image

KO Client Sydnexis Completes $45M Series B Financing

Sydnexis, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has completed a $45 million Series B financing led by Visionary Ventures, Blue Stem Capital, and SC Master Fund. The KO team, led by partners Kevin Gibson and Brad Schoenfeld, represented Sydnexis. The company sees progressive myopia (nearsightedness) in children as a “significant…

KO Client VitriVax Closes Series A Financing Round Image

KO Client VitriVax Closes Series A Financing Round

VitriVax, the developer of a novel stabilization and delivery platform for vaccines and therapeutics, has closed its first institutional financing round with Adjuvant Capital. KO partners Jon Taylor and Brad Schoenfeld, and attorney Matt Burns represented VitriVax in the financing round. The Series A proceeds will be used to develop…

Proactively Protecting Your Company’s Growth: The Early-Stage Guide to Using a Corporate Lawyer Image

Proactively Protecting Your Company’s Growth: The Early-Stage Guide to Using a Corporate Lawyer

When you have limited dollars for legal issues, it’s important to know where to spend those funds to maximize your company’s investment in legal resources without waste and inefficiency.​ Experienced corporate counsel will tell early stage companies in most industries to focus on two priorities as soon as possible: capital…

Addressing CRO Consolidation Risks: How to Protect Clinical Trials Image

Addressing CRO Consolidation Risks: How to Protect Clinical Trials

Contract Research Organization (CRO) consolidation has become a constant force in the life sciences market. This shifting environment has made protecting clinical trial success and anticipating and planning for CRO consolidation risks critical for pharmaceutical and medical device companies when negotiating agreements. Working with high-performing CROs, with deep industry and…

KO Law Firm is Hiring Attorneys and Other Positions Image

KO Law Firm is Hiring Attorneys and Other Positions

Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis PC (KO Law Firm) is growing. We are currently hiring for four positions: Contracts manager Paralegal Commercial attorney Life sciences attorney KO is an innovative corporate and commercial law firm with a team of experienced lawyers and a practical, efficient, business-focused approach. We have a…

Rethinking Supply Chain Agreements and Other Commercial Contracts to Manage Pandemic-Driven Uncertainty Image

Rethinking Supply Chain Agreements and Other Commercial Contracts to Manage Pandemic-Driven Uncertainty

Force majeure, supply chain agreements, commercial contracts and remote customer service — these are just a few of the many areas businesses are rethinking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For life science companies, these areas take on significant and often urgent meaning as they apply to the pharmaceutical production and…

Closing M&A Deals in the “New Normal” Image

Closing M&A Deals in the “New Normal”

Today, many have the misperception that M&A deals aren’t getting done because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, or that the only deals closing are distressed deals that are unfavorable to the seller. But there’s more to the story. While we have seen a shift from a seller-favorable market to a…