Mana joins the hectic fight against solid tumors with an ‘off-the-shelf’ candidate angling for an IND this year
The hunt for effective therapies for solid tumors has heated up in early 2021 with a string of biotechs touting big investor checks and name-brand collaborations to chase those hard-to-treat lumps. Now, with one of its candidates already in the clinic for leukemia, Mana Therapeutics is taking a new round of funding to join the fray.
On Friday, Mana unveiled a $35 million Series A financing round that will help push the Boston-area biotech’s lead candidate through a Phase I trial and could help the company secure an IND for an off-the-shelf allogeneic molecule targeting transplant-ineligible AML and solid tumors within the year.
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