Alvine gobbles $21.5M to treat gastrointestinal disease

Alvine Pharmaceuticals, developer of drugs for autoimmune and gastrointestinal diseases, has raised $21.5 million more in first-round funding, bringing the total to $47.5 million. The San Carlos, Calif. received the expansion from Panorama Capital, InterWest Partners, Prospect Venture Partners, Sofinnova Ventures, Black River Asset Management and Flagship Ventures.