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LUCA: off-the-shelf mitochondria for wide-ranging applications

Tokyo-based LUCA believes mitochondrial transplant can restore function after heart attack, treat rare diseases, enhance cell therapies and more

June 7, 2022 5:56 PM UTC

With a fresh $30.3 million from an oversubscribed series B financing, Tokyo-based LUCA is optimizing its mitochondrial isolation technology to deliver allogeneic mitochondria for restoring energy production in dysfunctional or damaged cells.

LUCA believes its single off-the-shelf product offers a pipeline of opportunities, which it is exploring through both an internal pipeline and several partnerships...