After decades in the big leagues, Martin Mackay is going small — and he's delighted
Martin Mackay has spent more than three decades in drug discovery and development, reaching top R&D positions at Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Alexion, where he enjoyed big budgets in pursuit of blockbuster drugs and stylishly survived a series of big corporate shakeups.
Now, the Scottish research exec and some of his ex-Alexion colleagues are going small, in a big way. Mackay, former Alexion SVP Stephen Uden and former Alexion tax chief Jeffrey Fryer banded together after the big Ludwig Hantson purge in 2017 to start Rallybio at the beginning of this year. And some marquee venture groups are bankrolling their effort with a $37 million A round.
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