Lil­ly, J&J, Ab­b­Vie and WuXi help seed a re­gen­er­a­tive med­i­cine up­start

The Ac­cel­er­a­tor Cor­po­ra­tion out of Seat­tle is birthing a new biotech ba­by to­day called Rodeo Ther­a­peu­tics, which will start out with a $5.9 mil­lion A round and an am­bi­tious goal to de­vel­op mol­e­cules that can amp up tis­sue re­gen­er­a­tion.

Rodeo is get­ting start­ed with three sci­en­tif­ic god­fa­thers: Case West­ern’s San­ford Markowitz, Stan­ton Ger­son from the Na­tion­al Cen­ter for Re­gen­er­a­tive Med­i­cine and Joseph Ready out of UT South­west­ern.

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