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Lassen emerges from Frazier with over $31M and a mAb for fibrosis and cancer

Lassen debuts with mAb programs for cancer, fibrosis and deals with CSL, Fujifilm

June 18, 2020 12:32 AM UTC

After incubating in Frazier for a year and half, Lassen emerged from stealth Wednesday with a preclinical program targeting the IL-11 receptor that could be applied to both fibrosis and cancer and enough funds to complete initial human studies.

The San Diego-based antibody company was formed in January 2019 as part of Frazier Healthcare Partners’ company creation activities. In August, Frazier led Lassen Therapeutics’ $31 million series A round, which had participation from Alta Partners, Longwood Fund and DC Investment Partners...

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