Alloy and Pyxis spin out new 'company' around high-risk I/O, immunology targets
When CEO Lara Sullivan and the team at Pyxis sat down in 2019 to see which of the many targets from Thomas Gajewski’s immuno-oncology lab they would try to drug, there were too many for any startup to pursue at once. They prioritized the targets they thought had the best chance of success, leaving the rest for some future date.
That date came sooner than expected. Last year, the team at Alloy Therapeutics —the conglomerate of biotech services, technologies and spinouts backed by billionaire investor Peter Thiel — got wind of all that Pyxis was leaving on the table. Now, the two are spinning out a new company, Kyma Therapeutics, dedicated to finding antibodies that can hit two of the high-risk targets, potentially opening up paths to treatments in cancer and immunology.
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