PureTech launches an I/O startup inspired by NYU’s George Miller; SV adopts a new name
→ PureTech is launching a new biotech, this time focusing on the immuno-oncology work done by NYU’s George Miller. It’s named Nybo Therapeutics, and like a lot of PureTech upstarts, the announcement is long on reputations/names and short on terms, for now. “Most solid, malignant tumors establish an immunosuppressive environment to ward off the body’s natural defenses. Dr. Miller’s work in pancreatic ductal carcinoma has revealed that inflammatory processes drive the immunosuppression through certain gamma delta T cells and macrophages,” said Joseph Bolen, Chief Scientific Officer of PureTech Health. “Our novel approach builds on this finding and selectively disrupts the immunosuppression to potentially have a therapeutic effect on cancer.”
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