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Palette Life Sciences enters $40m debt financing facility with Silicon Valley Bank

Palette Life Sciences, a Swedish domiciled, fully integrated life sciences company dedicated to improving patient outcomes, has entered into a debt financing facility for up to $40 million with Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch. 

The non-dilutive capital provides further financial flexibility to support commercial and product development activities across its product continuum.

Under the terms of the debt facility, Palette Life Sciences can borrow up to $40 million in three tranches based on the achievement of certain regulatory and commercial milestones and other specified conditions.

Earlier this year Palette completed a $30 million equity financing. The investment was led by the Swedish privately held investment firm Melker Schörling AB and a global player in the Oncology space. Carnegie Investment Bank acted as financial advisor to the company. 

Per Langö, CEO and board director of Palette Life Sciences, said: “Securing this non-dilutive credit facility is a significant step forward for Palette Life Sciences. This will support the expansion of our global footprint and development of our portfolio of minimally invasive treatments targeting unmet medical needs in radiotherapy and interventional oncology procedures, urology/urogynaecology disorders and colorectal conditions. This facility, combined with Palette Life Sciences’ previous equity financings provides sufficient resources to deliver on our key milestones.”

Palette Life Sciences’ product portfolio leverages its global rights to Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA), a mildly stabilised form of hyaluronic acid, as a foundational platform for its products that serve oncologic, paediatric and incontinence patients across the globe. NASHA has been proven safe and effective and has been used for more than 20 years in over 50 million medical procedures worldwide. Licensed by Palette from Galderma, NASHA’s proprietary attributes make it ideal for a broad range of medical uses.  

Palette Life Sciences’ flagship product, Barrigel, is made from NASHA. Barrigel is an injectable biodegradable material that separates the prostate from the rectum to protect it during radiation therapy treatment for prostate cancer. Barrigel is being developed for future market introduction in the United States, Japan, and Latin America, and is approved for use in the EU and Australia.

James Leech, VP of strategy & corporate development at Palette Life Sciences, said: “This debt financing provides Palette Life Sciences with considerable flexibility as we continue to expand upon our revenue generation and geographic footprint, including the sale of our exciting organ spacing product, Barrigel. The team can focus 100% of its resources on critical commercial and operational activities across the business.”

This debt financing showcases Silicon Valley Bank’s unique position as a key partner to Palette Life Sciences and the broader life sciences sector when it comes to growth financing. 

Ian Murchie, director at Silicon Valley Bank UK Branch, added: “This an important time for Palette Life Sciences as it continues to expand its product portfolio and geographic footprint. We are delighted to support the company to help bring its exciting offering to more patients in need of improved outcomes in urology and urogynaecology disorders, colorectal conditions, radiotherapy, and interventional oncology procedures.”

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