Elisa Kieback (T-knife)

Ver­sant funds TCR ther­a­py biotech T-knife's $78M+ Se­ries A to boost hu­man­ized T cell mice plat­form

Just a day af­ter an­nounc­ing the for­ma­tion of a start­up in Switzer­land that will de­vel­op al­ter­na­tive TCR cell ther­a­pies, Ver­sant is keep­ing its foot on the gas.

The multi­bil­lion dol­lar life sci­ences VC an­nounced Thurs­day morn­ing it is lead­ing the Se­ries A fund­ing of T-knife, a Ger­man biotech that plans to use its pro­pri­etary hu­man­ized T cell re­cep­tor (HuT­CR) mouse plat­form to treat sol­id tu­mors. T-knife raised about $78.4 mil­lion in the round and hopes to not on­ly de­vel­op its own pipeline but al­so li­cense out its mice for use by oth­er com­pa­nies.

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