Mérieux Développement, the investment arm of the French biotech conglomerate Institut Mérieux, has led a $6.4m financing round for NeuroPhage, a life sciences company. 

Existing investors Shire Pharmaceuticals also joined the round, which takes the total funding raised by the company to $35m.

Neurophage is developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, and will use this latest round to continue its research.

The firm raised $7m in series A funding in 2008 from an undisclosed group…

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