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Bethesda, MD, United States, 2011/02/10 - GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services announced that it has provided, as sole lender and agent, a $12.5 million senior secured multi-draw term loan facility to Oncothyreon, Inc. (NYSE: GE). NYSE: GE
The financing provides the company with working capital to support clinical development activities.
Oncothyreon is a Seattle, WA-based biotechnology company specializing in the development of innovative therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The company is dedicated to the development and commercialization of synthetic vaccines and targeted small molecules that have the potential to improve the lives and outcomes of cancer patients.
“The loan facility provided by GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services will provide us with financial flexibility to continue advancing our product development pipeline,” said Robert L. Kirkman, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Oncothyreon.
“GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services is happy to be a supportive financing resource to Oncothyreon,” said Anthony Storino, senior managing director, GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, Life Sciences. “The financing provides the company flexibility to meet their product development and financial goals.”
About GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services
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