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Ra Pharma unveils HAE program; ready to partner peptide macrocycle platform
Monday, July 16, 2012
Two years after securing a $27 million series A round to build
its cyclic peptide libraries, Ra
Pharmaceuticals Inc. is now seeking partners and pursuing a lead
program targeting hereditary angioedema. By building drug-like properties into
its diverse peptide library, the company hopes to identify stable and
bioavailable cyclic peptides that are ready to move to the clinic.
In May the company emerged from
stealth mode and announced it received an $8.6 million second tranche of its
February 2010 series A round from lead investor New Enterprise Associates, with
participation from Amgen Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures and Novartis Venture
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