Artiva launches with $78M to develop Korean biotech’s NK cell programs outside Asia

San Diego newco heads for clinic with allogeneic NK cells, series A led by 5AM, venBio and RA

A U.S. investor syndicate and management team have set up Artiva, bringing to San Diego allogeneic natural killer cell technology from South Korean company GC LabCell -- including one program due to enter the clinic this year.

Artiva Biotherapeutics Inc. will have exclusive rights outside Asia-Pacific territories to core NK cell therapy technologies including manufacturing expertise, as well as an initial pipeline, from Green Cross LabCell Corp. (KOSDAQ:144510).

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