RA Capital Management

RA Capital Management is an investment advisor based in Boston specializing in the life-sciences and drug development sectors. Their team has been investing since 2002 and is comprised of professionals with training in biology, chemistry, and medicine and also has industry and business development experience at the executive and board levels. They invest in companies with promising technologies and products. Their approach is to achieve a superior understanding of data, experimental/trial design, regulatory process, and commercial potential. When appropriate, they can offer their portfolio companies leads on in-licensing opportunities and strategic partnerships, as well as insight into the demands of the public markets.

Ryan Berry

Analyst

Michael Calore

Director of Investor Relations

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Tess Cameron

Principal

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Parker Cassidy

Principal

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Amanda Daniels

COO

Derek DiRocco

Partner

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Amy Donner

Director of Communications

Matthew Hammond

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Nathaniel B. Horwitz

Principal

Peter Kolchinsky

Managing Partner

Andrew Levin

MD

Dan Marks

Venture Senior Associate

Joshua Resnick

MD and Co-Head of Ventures

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Josh Resnick

MD

Zach Scheiner

Principal

Rajeev Shah

Managing Partner

Jake Simson

Partner

Laura Stoppel

Principal

Laura Tadvalkar

Principal

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Jack Vailas

Senior Associate

297 past transactions

Akouos

Series B in 2020
Akouos is a biotechnology company focusing on restoring and preserving hearing. The company leverages adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector-based gene therapy in order to restore and preserve hearing in genetically-defined patient populations in a range of forms, from a single genetic mutation to ototoxic drug exposure and to the aging process, enabling the healthcare industry to treat sensorineural hearing loss in an efficient manner.

Tango Therapeutics

Post in 2021
Tango Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops cancer drugs based on synthetic lethality. The company uses the genetic principle of synthetic lethality to discover and develop therapies that take aim at driver genes in cancer. It focuses counteracting tumor suppressor gene loss; reversing the ability of cancer cells to evade the immune system; and identifying novel combinations that are more effective than single agent therapy. Tango Therapeutics, Inc. was formerly known as Cancer Combos NewCo, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Metagenomi

Series A in 2020
Metagenomi, Inc. develops gene editing systems for the treatment of genetic diseases. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Emeryville, California.
Obsidian Therapeutics is a developer of a next-generation cell and gene therapies created to extend adoptive immunotherapy to every patient with cancer.The company's next-generation cell and gene therapies with pharmacologic operating systems provide exquisite control of protein activity in cells and create adoptive cell therapies with new functions that are under control of the treating physician using simple, safe, orally-active, marketed drugs, enabling patients to improve on the current generation of cell therapies.

Versartis

Seed Round in 2010
Versartis is a biotechnology company developing therapeutic proteins for the treatment of endocrine disorders. It develops new therapeutic proteins utilizing the novel half-life extension technology, XTEN. Versartis owns and develops the novel drug candidates that it has licensed from Amunix. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Versartis' lead program, VRS-317, has recently completed enrollment in a multi-center Phase 1 study in adult patients with growth hormone deficiency. The company is staffed with drug development experts and utilizes external contract services to execute on its product development plans in a capital-efficient manner. The company was founded in December 2008 as a joint venture between Amunix Inc. and Index Ventures. The founders are Jeffrey Cleland, Mark de Boer, Willem Stemmer, Volker Schellenberger, and Joshua Silverman.

Eidos Therapeutics

Funding Round in 2016
Eidos Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing drugs to treat diseases caused by transthyretin (TTR) or amyloidosis (ATTR). It is developing AG10, which is in phase 3 clinical trial, is an orally-administered small molecule designed to stabilize tetrameric TTR, thereby halting at its outset the series of molecular events that give rise to ATTR. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Eidos Therapeutics, Inc. is a subsidiary of BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.

Arcutis Biotherapeutics

Series C in 2019
Arcutis Biotherapeutics is a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing treatments for unmet needs in immune-mediated dermatological diseases and conditions, or immuno-dermatology.

Plexium

Series B in 2022
Plexium is a drug development startup that leverages techniques from various physical-science and computational disciplines. The company develops ‘molecular glues’ that alter E3-ligase substrate recognition; inducing, inhibiting or modulating degradation of proteins for therapeutic benefit. It utilizes DNA-encoded libraries to search for molecular-glue degraders in high throughput cell-based assays. Plexium was founded in 2017 and is based in San Diego, California.

Boundless Bio, Inc.

Series B in 2021
Boundless Bio, Inc., biopharma company, develops therapies and medicines for the treatment of cancers. It offers therapeutics based on extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA) one of the drivers of the aggressive cancers, such as cancers characterized by high copy number amplification of oncogenes. The company was formerly known as Pretzel Therapeutics, Inc. Boundless Bio, Inc. was founded in 2018 and is based in LA Jolla, California.

Celcuity

Post in 2022
Celcuity Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company, discovers cancer sub-types and therapeutic options for cancer patients in the United States. The company’s CELsignia diagnostic platform uses a patient’s living tumor cells to identify the specific abnormal cellular process driving a patient’s cancer and the targeted therapy that treats it. It develops CELsignia HSF test to diagnose two new sub-types of HER2-negative breast cancer. The company is also developing CELsignia MP test to diagnose 11 cancer sub-types in breast, lung, colon, ovarian, kidney, and bladder cancers. Celcuity Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hemab

Series A in 2021
Hemab is focused on the development of bispecific antibodies for the treatment of rare bleeding disorders.
Born from the founders’ recognition that their diverse but complementary skills and experiences would enable them to successfully address challenges that others had not, the company set about solving a vexing problem: how to bring true proteomics to the world in a way that accelerates therapeutic development, dramatically improves medical diagnostics, and makes personalized and predictive medicine a reality. The extraordinary team at Nautilus represents a wide spectrum of disciplines and expertise, including protein chemists, chip designers, molecular biologists, data scientists, material scientists, biophysicists, optical engineers, microfluidics engineers, bioinformaticists, software engineers, and more. Nautilus is positioned to revolutionize proteomics, transform the way drugs are developed, and significantly improve the way human health is managed.
Agile Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development of women's healthcare products. It offers a low estrogen dose seven-day transdermal contraceptive patch system that delivers a combination of levonorgestrel and Ethinylestradiol. The company was founded in 1997 as Levotech, Inc. and changed its name to Agile Therapeutics, Inc. in April 2001. It is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

Nucleix Ltd.

Venture Round in 2021
Nucleix develops, manufactures, and markets non-invasive molecular cancer diagnostic tests. Its sensitive and specific tests are based on identification of subtle changes in methylation patterns. Nucleix offers a urine test for monitoring of bladder cancer called Bladder EpiCheck and a blood test for early detection of lung cancer called Lung EpiCheck. Adam Wasserstrom, Danny Frumkin, and Elon Ganor founded it in 2008, with its headquarters in Rehovot in Israel.

Synthekine Inc.

Series B in 2021
Synthekine is an engineered cytokine therapeutics company developing disease-optimized treatments. The company uses immunological insights to guide targeted protein engineering to generate transformative medicines for cancer and autoimmune disorders. Using the principles of cytokine partial agonism and immunological specificity, Synthekine designs differentiated therapeutics to be both safe and efficacious. Its lead programs have shown promising efficacy and tolerability in preclinical studies, and it is developing additional cytokine partial agonists that selectively modulate key pathways of the immune system.
Orchard Therapeutics plc, a biopharmaceutical company, develops gene therapies for serious and life-threatening rare diseases in the United Kingdom, European Union, and the United States. The company’s gene therapy approach seeks to transform a patient’s hematopoietic stem cells into a gene-modified drug product to treat the patient’s disease through a single administration. It provides Strimvelis, a gammaretroviral-based product for the treatment of adenosine deaminase-severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID). The company’s clinical development products comprise OTL-101 for the treatment of ADA-SCID; OTL-200 to treat metachromatic leukodystrophy; OTL-103 for the treatment of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome; OTL-102 for X-linked chronic granulomatous disease; and OTL-300 for transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia. Its preclinical programs include OTL-203 for mucopolysaccharidosis type I, OTL-201 for mucopolysaccharidosis type MPS-IIIA, and OTL-202 for mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB. The company was formerly known as Orchard Rx Limited. Orchard Therapeutics plc was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Adagio Therapeutics, Inc.

Series C in 2021
Adagio Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1, and potentially emergent coronaviruses. Its portfolio includes multiple, non-competing antibodies with distinct binding targets, enabling a strategy that can avoid viral escape. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Graphite Bio, Inc.

Series B in 2021
At Graphite Bio, they are rapidly building a next-generation gene editing company that is driven to apply their breakthrough technology with urgency to advance gene replacement therapies and cures for people living with serious diseases. They stand apart through our ability to harness natural and highly precise cellular DNA repair machinery to achieve high efficiency, targeted gene integration to correct the underlying causes of diseases.

Silverback Therapeutics

Series C in 2020
Silverback Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that develops ImmunoTAC therapies targeting previously inaccessible disease pathways. They developing a new generation of systemically delivered, locally active therapies that potently modulate fundamental disease pathways once deemed inaccessible. Silverback Therapeutics is building a platform technology capable of unlocking potent immuno-modulatory pathways using an established antibody-guided approach for targeting disease sites. The company's proprietary ImmunoTAC technology and integrated R&D approach enables the design of product candidates that can be administered systemically, but that act only at the sites of disease.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceuticals and nutritional products. The company operates in two segments, Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals. - The Nutritionals segment is operated through the company's subsidiary Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Mead Johnson). - The Pharmaceuticals segment is made up of the global pharmaceutical and international consumer medicines business.

Jnana

Series B in 2021
Jnana Therapeutics Inc. operates a drug discovery platform focused on solute carrier (SLC). The company is focusing on immunometabolism, lysosomal function, and mucosal defense, important disease pathways where SLC transporters provides target for immuno-oncology, inflammatory disorders, and neurological diseases. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

T-knife

Series A in 2020
T-knife is a developer of T cell receptors intended for T cell therapy of cancer.The company uses a humanized TCR mice platform to carry human TCRαβ gene loci and recombine a broad repertoire of human TCRs, enabling the efficient generation and virtual selection of cell receptors for any human tumor antigen.

PepGen LTD.

Venture Round in 2021
PepGen is empowering nucleic acid therapeutics to go the distance. PepGen ambition is to unlock the potential of nucleic acid therapeutics by leveraging the drug delivery capabilities of our innovative product engine. PepGen's initial focus is on the application of this technology to the efficacious delivery of antisense oligonucleotides, and we are advancing novel conjugate therapeutics to the clinic.

Synthorx, Inc.

Series B in 2016
Synthorx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of cytokine Synthorin programs for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disorders in the United States. The company's lead product candidate is THOR-707, a variant of recombinant human IL-2 that is in the development in various solid tumor types as a single agent and in combination with an immune checkpoint inhibitor. It also develops IL-2 Synthorin for autoimmune indications; IL-10 Synthorin, a naturally occurring immune cell growth factor in humans for the treatment of immuno-oncology (IO); and IL-15 Synthorins, an immunoregulatory cytokine to treat IO. In addition, the company develops other Synthorin programs targeting undisclosed cytokines that play critical roles in the orchestration of anti-tumor responses by innate and adaptive immune cells. The company was formerly known as Alinos, Inc. and changed its name to Synthorx, Inc. in March 2014. Synthorx, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California. As of January 23, 2020, Synthorx, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Sanofi.

Eidos Therapeutics

Series B in 2018
Eidos Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing drugs to treat diseases caused by transthyretin (TTR) or amyloidosis (ATTR). It is developing AG10, which is in phase 3 clinical trial, is an orally-administered small molecule designed to stabilize tetrameric TTR, thereby halting at its outset the series of molecular events that give rise to ATTR. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Eidos Therapeutics, Inc. is a subsidiary of BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.

Alentis Therapeutics AG

Series C in 2023
Alentis Therapeutics AG develops and manufactures medications to treat advanced liver diseases. It develops medications for liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Basel, Switzerland.

Synthorx, Inc.

Series C in 2018
Synthorx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of cytokine Synthorin programs for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disorders in the United States. The company's lead product candidate is THOR-707, a variant of recombinant human IL-2 that is in the development in various solid tumor types as a single agent and in combination with an immune checkpoint inhibitor. It also develops IL-2 Synthorin for autoimmune indications; IL-10 Synthorin, a naturally occurring immune cell growth factor in humans for the treatment of immuno-oncology (IO); and IL-15 Synthorins, an immunoregulatory cytokine to treat IO. In addition, the company develops other Synthorin programs targeting undisclosed cytokines that play critical roles in the orchestration of anti-tumor responses by innate and adaptive immune cells. The company was formerly known as Alinos, Inc. and changed its name to Synthorx, Inc. in March 2014. Synthorx, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California. As of January 23, 2020, Synthorx, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Sanofi.
Founded in April 2006, Concert Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to creating new medicines through a novel scientific approach utilizing the naturally-occurring element deuterium. Concert applies its innovative precision deuterium chemistry platform to modify specific properties of validated drug molecules, yielding a rich pipeline of new chemical entities (NCEs). Concert leverages decades of pharmaceutical experience to create novel drug candidates with potential for best-in-class efficacy and safety, while greatly reducing R&D risk, time and expense.

Achilles Therapeutics

Series C in 2020
Achilles Therapeutics is a developer of immunotherapies intended to offer next-generation, patient-specific therapies to treat cancer. The company's immunotherapies harness the immune system to destroy cancer cells that target truncal tumor neo-antigens and flags to the immune system present on the surface of every cancer cell, enabling scientists to target and destroy tumors without harming healthy tissues.
Æglea BioTherapeutics is a biotherapeutic company exploiting the amino acid (AA) dependencies of many tumors by developing novel, human-derived AA-degrading enzymes that have been engineered to have optimized catalytic and biopharmaceutic properties. The metabolic basis of tumor amino acid dependence is fundamentally different from the nutritional needs of normal tissues, creating a vulnerability to selective killing for tumor cells. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Forge Biologics, Inc.

Series B in 2021
Forge Biologics is a gene therapy development engine, focused on enabling access to life-changing gene therapies and helping bring them from an idea into reality. The company partners with innovators in the gene therapy community: scientists, physicians, biotech/pharma companies, and patient groups. It was founded in 2020 and headquartered in Grove City, Ohio.

Interius BioTherapeutics

Series A in 2021
Interius BioTherapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that targets cancer. The company spun out the University of Pennsylvania and is targeting cancer.

Acrivon Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Acrivon Therapeutics is a biotech company specializing in drug development through early clinical treatment success.

Eliem Therapeutics, Inc.

Venture Round in 2019
Eliem Therapeutics, Inc. develops therapeutic drugs for the treatment of hyperexcitability disorders. The company focuses on the clinical development of analgesics for the treatment of hyperexcitability disorders, such as chronic pain using neuroscience and translational medicine. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Cyteir Therapeutics

Series C in 2021
Cyteir is developing the next generation of synthetic lethal therapies to treat cancer.Cyteir Therapeutics is creating breakthrough solutions to the major challenges facing cancer researchers today. Currently in development, is the answer to the oncology triumvirate: reducing side effects, reducing therapy resistance, inducing diseased cell self destruction.

Frontier Medicines

Series B in 2019
Frontier Medicines’is a developer of a chemoproteomics platform intended to further accelerate the path to drug discovery. The company's platform integrates advanced computational approaches and machine learning to discover and pharmacologically target new binding pockets on proteins, making them accessible to small-molecule drug discovery and development, enabling patients to consume breakthrough medicines that redefine the course of debilitating diseases.

eXo Systems

Series C in 2021
Exo is a medical device startup handheld ultrasound platform and AI for imaging and therapeutic applications. The company is committed to delivering affordable and easy-to-use medical imaging to healthcare professionals around the world. By delivering easy-to-use, high-quality medical imaging. Exo empowers healthcare professionals to make critical, real-time decisions that improve patient outcomes. The Exo ultrasound platform combines advances in nano-materials, novel sensor technologies, advanced signal processing, and computation with the economies of scale of semiconductor manufacturing to dramatically reduce the cost of imaging. It also represents a giant leap in imaging and therapeutics technology one that will drive the development of high-performance products that are accessible, easy-to-use, and available at a price point never before possible.

Edgewise Therapeutics

Series C in 2020
Edgewise Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops small molecule therapies for musculoskeletal diseases. It offers a precision medicine muscle platform that generates programs to address various muscle disorders, such as Duchenne, Becker, and limb girdle muscular dystrophies. The company develops a pipeline of precision medicine product candidates that target key muscle proteins and modulators to address genetically defined muscle disorders. Edgewise Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

Boundless Bio, Inc.

Series C in 2023
Boundless Bio, Inc., biopharma company, develops therapies and medicines for the treatment of cancers. It offers therapeutics based on extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA) one of the drivers of the aggressive cancers, such as cancers characterized by high copy number amplification of oncogenes. The company was formerly known as Pretzel Therapeutics, Inc. Boundless Bio, Inc. was founded in 2018 and is based in LA Jolla, California.

CeriBell, Inc.

Series C in 2021
CeriBell, Inc. designs and manufactures medical devices for acquisition and interpreting electroencephalography (EEG) data in patients with various neurological conditions. It offers Ceribell EEG system that includes Ceribell EEG Headband that allows healthcare providers to accommodate various hair types and head sizes; and Ceribell EEG Recorder, a pocket-sized, battery operated recorder that provides clinical quality EEG and on-device EEG display. It serves medical staff in hospital ICUs, inpatient units, and emergency departments. CeriBell, Inc. was formerly known as Brain Stethoscope, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Mountain View, California.

MEI Pharma, Inc.

Post in 2012
MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) is a San Diego-based oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer. The Company’s clinical development pipeline includes lead drug candidate Pracinostat, a potential best-in-class, oral histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor. Pracinostat has been tested in more than 150 patients in multiple Phase I and exploratory Phase II clinical trials, including advanced hematologic malignancies such as myelodysplastic syndrome, acute myeloid leukemia and myelofibrosis. The Company expects to initiate a randomized Phase II trial of Pracinostat in combination with standard-of-care in at least one hematologic malignancy toward the middle of 2013. In addition, MEI Pharma is developing two drug candidates derived from its isoflavone-based technology platform, ME-143 and ME-344. Results from a Phase I trial of intravenous ME-143 in heavily treated patients with solid refractory tumors were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in June 2012. A Phase I clinical trial of intravenous ME-344 in patients with solid refractory tumors is ongoing.
Iterum Therapeutics plc, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, engages in developing anti-infectives for multi-drug resistant pathogens in Ireland and the United States. The company is developing sulopenem, a novel penem anti-infective compound with oral and IV formulations that is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections, complicated urinary tract infections, and complicated intra-abdominal infections. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Adela

Series A in 2021
Adela is focused on the detection of cancer and other high-morbidity, high-mortality conditions through a routine blood test.

Antios Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Antios Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company devoted to developing innovative therapies for viral diseases. With an experienced and proven leadership team, the company is focused on the development of its oral drug candidate for potentially curative treatment of HBV infections. Antios Therapeutics was founded by Abel De La Rosa, Douglas Mayers, and Idean Marvasty.

Be Biopharma

Series B in 2022
Be Biopharma, Inc. develops therapeutics for diseases from engineered B-cells in the immune system. It can overcome the drawbacks of current cell and gene therapies, including the inability to provide multiple doses, unpredictable chemical reactions in some individuals, and the need for chemotherapy regimens prior to cell therapies that can be dangerous to patients. The company applies its technology to diseases, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mitra Biotech

Series B in 2016
Farcast is a clinical diagnostic company whose mission it is to illuminate personal treatment truth of a cancer patient. The Farcast technology core is a human tumor micro-environment that enables oncologists and drug developers to test individual tumors to determine treatment response profiles. The company has its headquarters in Boston in Massachusetts, and operates a lab in Bangalore in India.

Athersys

Venture Round in 2007
Athersys is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates designed to extend and improve the quality of human life. The product development portfolio of the Company includes MultiStem, a stem cell product, which is being developed as a treatment for multiple disease indications, and is being evaluated in two ongoing clinical trials, and has been authorized for use in a third clinical trial. In addition, the Company is developing pharmaceuticals to treat indications such as obesity, certain cognitive and attention disorders, and narcolepsy or other forms of excessive daytime sleepiness.

Mineralys Therapeutics

Series B in 2022
Mineralys Therapeutics, Inc., a private, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company founded by Catalys Pacific committed to developing best-in-class, novel therapy for the treatment of hypertension. The Company is driven to bring a targeted approach to the management of hypertension via the development of MLS-101. MLS-101, licensed from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, is a highly selective and potent aldosterone synthase inhibitor that is being investigated for the treatment of hypertension.

Cerebral Therapeutics

Series C in 2022
Cerebral Therapeutics, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company that develops implanted drug-device combination therapies for the treatment of neurologic diseases. The company uses implanted, refillable catheter and pump system to deliver a continuous intracerebroventricular (ICV) dose for the formulation of anti-epileptic drug valproic acid, called CT-010, to treat refractory epilepsy. Cerebral Therapeutics, Inc. was formerly known as Cerebral Therapeutics LLC. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Aurora, Colorado.
As of May 9, 2019, was acquired by C3J Therapeutics, Inc., in a reverse merger transaction.

T2 Biosystems

Series C in 2010
T2 Biosystems is a private company developing a next-generation medical diagnostic platform that will enable rapid and accurate diagnostic tests of all types on a single, easy to use instrument. The proprietary technology combines nanotechnology and miniaturized magnetic resonance (MR) technology and eliminates the need for costly and time consuming sample preparation.
Precision BioSciences is a biotechnology company dedicated to improving lives through its next-generation gene editing technology, ARCUS. Precision BioSciences’ mission is to translate the world’s most powerful genome editing technology into greatly needed products throughout the life sciences. Precision’s proprietary ARCUS genome editing technology enables the production of highly specific nucleases that can insert, remove, and modify DNA at essentially any location in a complex genome.

DTx Pharma

Series B in 2021
DTx Pharma, LLC, a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes fatty acid-conjugated peptide therapeutics for patients suffering from rare and chronic diseases worldwide. It offers medicines based on fatty acid motifs that deliver RNA medicines to tissues and organ systems beyond the liver. The company’s solutions are used for patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and central nervous system problems. DTx Pharma, LLC was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Merus

Series C in 2015
Merus B.V., a biomedical company, engages in the discovery and development of antibody-based biopharmaceuticals. It develops Oligoclonics technology that offers a class of human antibodies, called Oligoclonics. Oligoclonics is a concept whereby a mixture of various human therapeutic antibodies, directed to a common antigen are produced from a single cell clone. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Driebergen, the Netherlands.

Intarcia Therapeutics

Series D in 2014
Intarcia Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company that develops therapies for diseases that require long-term chronic treatment. It offers DUROS, a drug delivery platform that stabilizes and delivers therapeutic proteins and peptides. Intarcia Therapeutics' products include OMEGA DUROS, an interferon delivery device for treating Hepatitis C and ITCA 650, a delivery device that provides type 2 diabetes patients with long-term steady state dosing of an incretin mimetic therapy. Additionally, it develops programs for treating obesity. David Franklin, James M. Ahlers, and Thomas Alessi founded BioMedicines in 1997 that became Intarcia Therapeutics in September 2004. Its headquarters is in Hayward in California with an additional office in Mountain View in California.

Calhoun Vision

Debt Financing in 2015
RxSight is a medical device company that offers an intraocular lens and cataract surgery solutions. Using a proprietary light treatment that produces precise modifications in lens curvature, RxSight’s Light Adjustable Lens (RxLAL) enables doctors and patients to predictably optimize vision after cataract surgery through an office-based IOL enhancement. The company’s mission is to revolutionize the premium cataract surgery experience by allowing surgeons to partner with their patients to achieve optimized results for every unique eye. It was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, United States.

IMARA Inc.

Series B in 2019
Imara, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes therapeutics for patients with rare genetic disorders of hemoglobin. It develops IMR-687, which is an oral, once-a-day therapeutic for the treatment of sickle cell disease and b-thalassemia. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Wave Life Sciences

Series B in 2015
WaVe Life Sciences is leading a revolution in nucleic acid therapeutics and was founded on the core principle that medicines should possess precisely controlled molecular structures. We and our strategic partners are advancing a portfolio of stereopure drug candidates that target underlying biology across a wide range of human diseases. WaVe maintains R&D facilities in Boston and Japan and was founded by two world-renowned scientific leaders, Gregory Verdine and Takeshi Wada. Dr. Verdine is an Erving Professor of Chemistry in the Harvard University Departments of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dr. Wada is a professor at Tokyo University of Science, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Medicinal and Life Science.

Spero Therapeutics

Series C in 2017
Spero Therapeutics is developing first in class therapeutics for treatment of Gram-negative infections. The company leverages a top-tier chemistry and microbiology team, an efficient virtual approach to drug development, and a focus on high potential, novel mechanisms to fill the unmet need for early stage therapeutics targeting serious bacterial infections. Spero’s lead program addresses a novel target driving virulence and persistence of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa infections and other Gram-negative pathogens. The company was founded by Atlas Venture, with financing from SR One and the Partners Innovation Fund.

Dimension Therapeutics

Series B in 2015
Dimension Therapeutics is a gene therapy company focused on developing novel treatments for rare diseases. Their team comprises biotech industry veterans and thought leaders in gene therapy and rare diseases. The company is focused on advancing its platform of gene therapy programs in rare diseases through clinical development, starting with lead programs in hemophilia, and building out a world-class product engine for adeno-associated virus (AAV) therapeutics. In conjunction with its launch, Dimension has entered into an exclusive license and collaboration with REGENX Biosciences. REGENX holds exclusive rights to a portfolio of over 100 patents and patent applications pertaining to its NAV vector technology and related applications. Through its license and collaboration with REGENX, Dimension has acquired preferred access to NAV vector technology and rights within REGENX product programs in multiple rare disease indications. Dimension has completed a Series A financing led by Fidelity Biosciences.
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals develops tiny, sustained-release drug delivery products designed to deliver drugs at a controlled and steady rate for months or years. The company have developed three approved products in either the U.S. or the EU for sustained release delivery of drug utilizing multiple generations of our Durasert technology system.

Phathom Pharmaceuticals

Venture Round in 2019
Phathom Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing treatments for gastrointestinal diseases. The company has the rights in the United States, Europe, and Canada to vonoprazan, a potassium-competitive acid blocker (P-CAB) that blocks acid secretion in the stomach. It is also developing vonoprazan, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease; and in combination with antibiotics for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

TScan Therapeutics, Inc.

Series C in 2021
TScan Therapeutics is an experienced group of scientists, development specialists, and other leaders driving a cutting edge platform. TScan Therapeutics is an owner and operator of a biotechnology company intended to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer. The company identifies T-cell targets in a genome-wide high-throughput manner, expanding the treatment of immuno-oncology to patients who have few therapeutic options. TScan Therapeutics is harnessing novel T cell systems to extend the promise of immunotherapy. The company is dedicated to changing lives by discovering new cancer targets and developing safe and effective T-cell therapies for patients.

Pardes Biosciences

Post in 2021
Pardes Biosciences is a biotechnology company that develops and commercializes direct-acting antivirals for the treatment of coronavirus. The Carlsbad, California-based company was established by Uri Lopatin in 2020.

NiKang Therapeutics, Inc.

Series C in 2021
NiKang Therapeutics is an early-stage biotech company focused on discovering and developing innovative small molecule oncology medicines to help patients with unmet medical needs. Its discovery approach is informed by target structure biology and capitalizes on structure-based drug design enabling a rapid and efficient discovery and development of proprietary drug candidates with the most desirable pharmacological features into clinical studies.

Ventus Therapeutics

Series C in 2022
Ventus Therapeutics U.S., Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops novel therapeutics that target the innate immune system to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. It offers structural immunology platform that employs protein engineering to solve molecular structures, enable novel binding and functional screening assays, and power structure-based modeling. The company develops small-molecule medicines to target proteins in the inflammasome and nucleic acid sensing signaling pathways. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is based in Natick, Massachusetts. It has an additional location in Montreal, Canada.

Janux Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Janux Therapeutics develops immunotherapies that generate immune responses to prevent tumors and not affecting a patient’s healthy tissue. Janux technology targets all three stages of the anti-tumor immune response. Janux Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2017 by David Campbell and is based in La Jolla, California.

Janux Therapeutics

Series A in 2021
Janux Therapeutics develops immunotherapies that generate immune responses to prevent tumors and not affecting a patient’s healthy tissue. Janux technology targets all three stages of the anti-tumor immune response. Janux Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2017 by David Campbell and is based in La Jolla, California.

Inozyme Pharma, Inc.

Series A in 2019
Inozyme is a provider of therapies for rare diseases of calcification affecting soft tissues and bone created to offer potentially disease-modifying therapies to help children who are affected with rare, but severe and debilitating disorders of metabolism. The company's enzyme replacement therapy provides the treatment of Generalized Arterial Calcification of Infancy (GACI) and Autosomal Recessive Hypophosphatemic Rickets Type 2 (ARHR2), enabling patients to treat diseases characterized by mineral imbalances in the body.

PepGen LTD.

Series A in 2020
PepGen is empowering nucleic acid therapeutics to go the distance. PepGen ambition is to unlock the potential of nucleic acid therapeutics by leveraging the drug delivery capabilities of our innovative product engine. PepGen's initial focus is on the application of this technology to the efficacious delivery of antisense oligonucleotides, and we are advancing novel conjugate therapeutics to the clinic.

Scribe Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Scribe Therapeutics Inc. engages in the engineering, delivery, and development of in vivo therapies and CRISPR molecules to rewrite and repair the underlying cause of genetic disorders. Its technology includes X-Editing (XE), an engineered molecule for therapeutic use and in vivo genetic modification. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Ascendis Pharma

Series D in 2014
Ascendis Pharma has built a high value pipeline with the aim of changing clinical treatment paradigms. Using our innovative TransCon prodrug technology platform, we continue to identify new opportunities addressing areas of high unmet medical need. TransCon is applicable to all drug classes, and is currently being used to create superior prodrugs of proteins, peptides and small molecules. Depending on choice of TransCon Carrier, either systemic or localized drug exposure is achieved, while dosing frequency is determined by the choice of TransCon Linker. The prodrugs are new chemical entities with new patent life. Product development process is de-risked, as the prodrugs release the active component in its native and unmodified form, maintaining the original drug’s well known mode of action.

Qvella Corporation

Venture Round in 2021
Qvella is a molecular diagnostics company founded in 2009 by a group of scientists and engineers with the primary goal of dramatically reducing time to results in microbiology. This objective, widely recognized as highly desirable, has proved elusive yet holds the promise of revolutionizing how medicine is practiced by offering actionable results in clinically relevant time frames to improve patient outcomes and save lives. Qvella's Field Activated Sample Treatment (FAST™) technology utilizes a novel electrical lysing and sample treatment technique we call e-lysis™; enabling direct and fully-automated rapid detection of infectious agents from unenriched biological samples.

Qvella Corporation

Venture Round in 2019
Qvella is a molecular diagnostics company founded in 2009 by a group of scientists and engineers with the primary goal of dramatically reducing time to results in microbiology. This objective, widely recognized as highly desirable, has proved elusive yet holds the promise of revolutionizing how medicine is practiced by offering actionable results in clinically relevant time frames to improve patient outcomes and save lives. Qvella's Field Activated Sample Treatment (FAST™) technology utilizes a novel electrical lysing and sample treatment technique we call e-lysis™; enabling direct and fully-automated rapid detection of infectious agents from unenriched biological samples.

Presbyopia Therapies

Series A in 2021
Presbyopia Therapies LLC moves forward with development of its Liquid Vision drops, a temporary presbyopia-correcting therapeutic designed to last five hours or longer.

Bright Peak Therapeutics

Series B in 2021
Bright Peak Therapeutics is a biotechnology company with a platform capable of chemically synthesizing and optimizing natural proteins such as cytokines.

Somatus, Inc.

Series E in 2022
Somatus is a healthcare company that partners with health plans, health systems, and nephrology, and primary care groups. It provides integrated care for patients with or at risk of developing kidney disease. Somatus' is vertically integrated clinical services and technology delay or prevent disease progression, improve quality and care coordination, and increase the use of home dialysis modalities and rates of kidney transplantation. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, and founded by a team of world-class healthcare operators, successful entrepreneurs, and leading clinicians treating kidney disease.

Vor Biopharma

Series A in 2019
Vor Biopharma, Inc. develops engineered hematopoietic stem cell (eHSC) therapies for cancer patients. It offers VOR33, an eHSC product candidate that is in preclinical development to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The company’s VOR33 eHSCs lacks CD33, a protein that is expressed by AML cancer cells. Vor Biopharma, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ZipLine Medical, Inc.

Series C in 2014
ZipLine Medical, Inc. develops and markets non-invasive skin closure solutions. The company’s product, Zip Surgical Skin Closure, is used for application in various medical specialties, including electrophysiology, cardiology, orthopedics, dermatology, emergency medicine, plastic reconstructive surgery, OB/GYN, and general surgery. Zipline Medical, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Campbell, California. ZipLine Medical, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Stryker Corporation.

Kinnate Biopharma

Series C in 2020
Kinnate Biopharma develops precision oncology therapeutics to treat patients with genomically-defined cancers. Its mission is to expand the reach of targeted therapeutics by developing products for underserved populations. The company utilizes its deep expertise in structure-based drug discovery, translational research, and patient-driven precision medicine. Its programs include candidates in preclinical development for cancers that are driven by specific oncogenic alterations in either the BRAF kinase gene or in the FGFR2 and FGFR3 kinase genes.

Moderna Therapeutics

Series E in 2015
Moderna Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that develops messenger RNA therapeutics. Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. It provides in vivo drug modality that produces human proteins or antibodies inside patient cells. Moderna Therapeutics also develops various patent applications with various claims ranging from novel nucleotide chemistries to specific drug compositions. It focuses on disease areas, such as inherited genetic disorders, hemophilia, and blood factors, and oncology. Moderna Therapeutics in 2010 and is headquartered in Cambridge in Massachusetts. It has strategic option agreements with AstraZeneca and Alexion Pharmaceuticals and strategic collaborations with Karolinska Institutet, Institut Pasteur, Karolinska University Hospital, and Merck.

Napigen, Inc.

Seed Round in 2022
We are the genome editing company specialized for mitochondrial engineering. We address unmet needs of future food supplies by creating hybrid crop plants to boost their yields to an unprecedented level. The company’s technology creates robust male sterile lines that are ideal over conventional lines because of their stability and elite backgrounds. This allows the production of non-GM hybrid seeds in crop plants that are currently mostly non-hybrid such as wheat. Our technology solution is expected to fulfill the highest level of public acceptance and aspiration.

InflaRx

Series D in 2017
InflaRx develops new therapeutics in the field of acute and chronic inflammation and consists of a team of internationally recognized researchers and clinicians who have dedicated their careers to translate discoveries and expertise into new therapeutic concepts for clinical application. In April 2018, InflaRx conducted a USD 117 million total gross proceeds follow-on transaction on the US Nasdaq global select market comprised of a primary component of USD 63 million investment into InflaRx as well as a secondary component of USD 54 million to existing first-day shareholders of InflaRx. InflaRx was founded in December 2017 and is headquartered in Jena, Germany.

PepGen LTD.

Series A in 2020
PepGen is empowering nucleic acid therapeutics to go the distance. PepGen ambition is to unlock the potential of nucleic acid therapeutics by leveraging the drug delivery capabilities of our innovative product engine. PepGen's initial focus is on the application of this technology to the efficacious delivery of antisense oligonucleotides, and we are advancing novel conjugate therapeutics to the clinic.

Cidara Therapeutics

Series B in 2015
Cidara Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that specializes in the fields of healthcare and therapeutics. The company focuses on developing innovative therapies to treat life-threatening illnesses exacerbated by deficiencies of the human immune system. Cidara Therapeutics was founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Diego, California.

Zafgen

Post in 2021
Larimar Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments for complex rare diseases. The company’s lead compound, CTI-1601, is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1 clinical program as a potential treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare and progressive genetic disease. Larimar also plans to use its intracellular delivery platform to design other fusion proteins to target additional rare diseases characterized by deficiencies in intracellular bioactive compounds.

AmbAgon Therapeutics

Series A in 2022
AmbAgon Therapeutics is a developer of cancer molecule therapeutics. The company offers research of a small molecule that augments a tumor-suppressing protein. AmbAgon Therapeutics was founded by Christian Ottmann, Lucas Brunsveld, and Michelle Arkin.
A peloton is a team of bicyclists who achieve great efficiency of motion through cooperative action. It is also the root of platoon, a nimble military unit with capabilities that exceed the sum of its component parts. Founded by Chairman of Biochemistry Steven L. McKnight of UT Southwestern Medical Center, Peloton Therapeutics represents a unique combination of innovative science, strong financial support from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), and seasoned investors and management. Working in close collaboration with scientists at UT Southwestern, Peloton is advancing a promising discovery and development pipeline, comprised of several small molecule-based programs, each with a distinct target and mechanism of action. Peloton's vision is to become a major biotech company in Dallas with a passion for discovering and developing novel cancer drugs.
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies to treat targeted patient populations that are suffering from serious diseases with a high unmet medical need. The company is currently developing voclosporin, an investigational drug, for the potential treatment of lupus nephritis, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and Dry Eye Syndrome. The company is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia and focuses its development efforts globally.

ViaCyte, Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
ViaCyte is a preclinical therapeutic company specializing in regenerative medicine therapies for diabetes. Their therapy is based on the differentiation of stem cells into pancreatic beta-cell precursors, with subcutaneous implantation in an encapsulation device. Data in their publications demonstrate that these cells can produce therapeutically relevant levels of insulin in response to blood glucose, and sustain diabetic animals. Their goal is a product which can free both Type 1 and Type 2 patients with diabetes from insulin dependence on a long-term basis, while reducing or eliminating hypoglycemic, microvasculature, and weight-related cardiovascular complications.

bluebird bio, Inc.

Series D in 2012
bluebird bio is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops gene therapies for severe genetic and rare diseases. The company's gene therapy procedures aim to genetically modify a patient's cells to fundamentally correct or address the genetic basis underlying a disease. Bluebird's revenue is derived from collaboration arrangements, research fees, license fees, and grant revenue. The company works with industry peers, strategic partners, and nonprofit organizations for the development and commercialization of its product candidates.