Swiss-based upstart marches toward the clinic with a unique approach to fibrosis treatment
For more than 10 years, Thomas Baumert has been carefully studying a protein called Claudin-1 (CLDN1) for its role in fibrosis. Now, hot off a $67 million raise, he’s racing to the clinic with a monoclonal antibody he hopes can reverse kidney and liver disease.
Alentis Therapeutics, a biotech cross-bred in France and Switzerland, unveiled a Series B round early Tuesday morning that it will use to advance its lead candidate ALE.F02 into the clinic at the end of this year. The company launched in 2019 with a $13.2 million round led by two Swiss VC funds, BioMedPartners and BB Pureos Bioventures.
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