Armed with Pfizer's ADC platform, Pyxis scores $152M round to shoot for the clinic while taking its time on I/O programs
Lara Sullivan knows how empowering it can be for a biotech to bring in experimental drugs from Pfizer’s shelves. An alum of the pharma giant’s early stage R&D portfolio operations and strategy team, she helped spin out four orphan disease meds into SpringWorks Therapeutics, which earned some significant backing from Bain before vaulting to a $186 million IPO within two years.
So when some of her old colleagues got in touch about an antibody-drug conjugate program that they were shuttering — just as she was settling into her new role as CEO of Pyxis Oncology — Sullivan jumped at the opportunity.
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