CureDuchenne Partners with Baebies to Accelerate Newborn Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

CureDuchenne, the nation’s leading nonprofit funding scientific research and innovation for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, announced today it has entered into a three-year partnership with Baebies. A growth-stage company, Baebies is delivering innovative products and services for newborn screening and pediatric testing. As a result of CureDuchenne’s investment and partnership, Baebies will add Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common and lethal form of muscular dystrophy that primarily affects young boys, to its expanded newborn screening service. CureDuchenne’s partnership with Baebies, along with the large National Institutes of Health SBIR grant awarded to the organization earlier this year, will significantly advance the identification of newborns with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Baebies Announces Completion of $10 Million Series B Financing

Baebies, a growth-stage company that delivers innovative products and services for newborn screening and pediatric testing, today announced that it has secured $10 million in Series B financing in an oversubscribed round anchored by BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. BOE is a global leader in semiconductor display industry as well as an IoT company providing intelligent interface products and services for information interaction and human health. Baebies also received funding from family offices, with continued support from current investors and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Baebies Announces Partnership with Trivitron’s Labsystems Diagnostics to Bring Latest Technologies to Newborn Screening Worldwide

Baebies, a company focused on advancing newborn screening and pediatric testing, today announced that it has signed a bilateral distribution agreement with Trivitron’s Labsystems Diagnostics Oy to deliver a wider range of newborn screening solutions across several global markets. Baebies will distribute Labsystems’ newborn screening products in the U.S. after obtaining regulatory clearance, while Labsystems will distribute Baebies’ SEEKER® platform internationally; SEEKER is FDA authorized and CE marked. SEEKER is a high throughput laboratory solution for newborn screening and is currently configured to perform testing for certain lysosomal storage diseases.

Baebies Announces CE Mark for SEEKER, an Innovative Newborn Screening Platform for Lysosomal Storage Diseases

Baebies is pleased to announce that SEEKER, a high throughput newborn screening laboratory solution, now has CE Mark and available in Europe and other countries that recognize CE Mark. SEEKER quantitatively measures the activity of lysosomal enzymes from newborn dried blood spot specimens. Reduced activity of these enzymes may be indicative of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (MPS I), Pompe, Gaucher or Fabry disease.

Baebies Completes First Close on Series B Financing

Baebies, Inc., a company focused on advancing newborn screening and pediatric testing, announced today it has completed a $5 million first close on its Series B financing. The company plans to raise an additional $5 million in the coming months. Baebies received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SEEKER newborn screening system earlier this month.

Baebies SEEKER FDA-Authorized Newborn Screening

Baebies Receives FDA de novo Clearance for First Lysosomal Storage Disease Newborn Screening Platform, SEEKER

Baebies, Inc., a company focused on advancing newborn screening and pediatric testing, announced today it has received de novo clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for SEEKER. SEEKER quantitatively measures the activity of lysosomal enzymes α-L-iduronidase (IDUA), α-D-glucosidase (GAA), β-glucocerebrosidase (GBA) and α-D-galactosidase A (GLA) from newborn dried blood spot specimens. Reduced activity of these enzymes may be indicative of lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (MPS I), Pompe, Gaucher or Fabry, respectively.

Baebies to Exhibit and Display FINDER Prototype at 2016 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Baebies, Inc., a company focused on advancing newborn screening and pediatric testing, today announced that the company will exhibit and display a prototype of FINDER at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo. FINDER, currently under development, is a small, innovative and connected testing solution that uses a tiny blood sample to quickly perform time critical pediatric tests.

Baebies Appoints Former Medtronic CEO and Illumina Ventures Founding Partner to Its Board of Directors

Baebies, Inc., a company focused on advancing newborn screening and pediatric testing, today announced that William A. Hawkins and Nicholas Naclerio, PhD have joined the company’s Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Hawkins is the retired Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, a world-renowned innovative medical technology company. Dr. Naclerio is the Founding Partner of Illumina Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm strategically aligned with Illumina, Inc.

Baebies, Inc. Raises $13 Million in Oversubscribed Round of Financing

Baebies, Inc. today announced the completion of a round of equity financing totaling $13 million. The oversubscribed round of financing included key investors Rex Health Ventures, DUMAC, LLC (managers of the Duke endowment), Cunning Capital, Triad, LLC, the Duke Angel Network and a loan from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Many of Advanced Liquid Logic’s (ALL) former investors including Charleston Angel Partners, and Baebies’ executive team, also invested.