Chris Garabedian (Forge Biologics)

Chris Garabe­di­an's in­cu­ba­tor leads Se­ries A fund­ing for gene ther­a­py man­u­fac­tur­er/de­vel­op­er com­bo

Back in De­cem­ber, long­time in­dus­try in­vestor Chris Garabe­di­an helped launch a $210 mil­lion VC fund for ear­ly-stage biotechs. On Tues­day, Garabe­di­an and the Per­cep­tive Xon­toge­ny Ven­ture Fund in­tro­duced its lat­est start­up.

The ex-Sarep­ta CEO has teamed with for­mer Abeona chief Tim Miller to cre­ate Forge Bi­o­log­ics, a gene ther­a­py com­pa­ny fo­cus­ing on both man­u­fac­tur­ing and de­vel­op­ment of GMP ade­no-as­so­ci­at­ed virus­es, with $40 mil­lion in Se­ries A fund­ing. Forge is the eighth biotech in which the PXV Fund has in­vest­ed — but on­ly the sixth an­nounced — and the first in the gene ther­a­py area, Garabe­di­an told End­points News.

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