CEO Lex Rovner (64x Bio)

A George Church spin­out fight­ing the vi­ral vec­tor bot­tle­neck in cell and gene ther­a­py lands $55M

A syn­thet­ic bi­ol­o­gy com­pa­ny spun out of George Church’s lab is set to tack­le the gene ther­a­py man­u­fac­tur­ing bot­tle­neck, and it just land­ed $55 mil­lion in a Se­ries A fi­nanc­ing round to do so.

64x Bio comes out of the Har­vard De­part­ment of Ge­net­ics. CEO Lex Rovn­er and her team — which right now, sits around 10 peo­ple — are look­ing to tack­le a key hur­dle for ma­jor com­pa­nies: man­u­fac­tur­ing cell and gene ther­a­pies.

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