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The company has assembled small molecule discovery capabilities for the development of targeted cancer drugs that it believes rivals big pharma efforts and will fulfill patients’ unmet needs.
As large biopharmaceutical companies continue to exit antibacterial R&D, investments by Novo Holding’s REPAIR Impact Fund and grants from CARB-X can push forward novel therapies for drug-resistant microbial infections.
Celularity launched with $250m to develop cell therapies with technology licensed from Celgene and others, while mRNA specialist Moderna brought in another $500m mega round and Generation Bio closed a $100m Series B to fund ongoing gene therapy programs.
REPAIR will invest $20–40m per year over three–five years in 20 projects to combat antimicrobial resistance, with the hope that at least one of them will get to market.