Atlas builds its dream team and hands over $25M to launch a new approach to gene therapy
Robert Kotin is one of the world’s top experts on the viral transport of gene therapies. Ex-NIH, ex-Voyager exec, he’s played a sizable role in shaping the field.
So when Kotin says there’s a better way to do gene transfer without a viral vehicle, he managed to get the attention of quite a few people in the Boston/Cambridge hub.
Jason Rhodes, a partner at Atlas, was one of them. Atlas formed a company around this called Generation Bio with a $25 million A round and Rhodes is chairing the board. Geoff McDonough, who stepped aside as CEO of Stockholm-based Sobi last summer after the company decided to go with a new chief who preferred to live closer to home, is taking the helm.
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