A biotech start­up breaks a 3-year si­lence, dis­play­ing a $65M raise and a next-gen ap­proach to PARP

Vic­to­ria Ri­chon’s team at Ri­bon Ther­a­peu­tics has been cruis­ing un­der the biotech radar for the past 3 years. But with a $65 mil­lion B round to dis­cuss with plans to move in­to the clin­ic, it’s time for a pub­lic dis­play on just what they’ve been work­ing on.

Over the past few years a whole group of play­ers has been ad­vanc­ing PARPs in­to the mar­ket for can­cer, throw­ing a mon­key wrench in a mech­a­nism cells use to re­pair dam­age. But while ri­vals stack up be­hind Lyn­parza from As­traZeneca and Mer­ck, Ri­bon is tak­ing it all one big step down the road.

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