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12:00 AM
Dec 21, 2015
 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Appetite for white space

Why Lux thinks the time is right to focus on the gut-brain axis

Lux Capital has decided signaling between the gut and brain represents investable white space. The firm led a $44 million series A round last week for Kallyope Inc., which plans to develop therapies that act on the gut-brain axis for metabolic and psychological conditions.

Other investors included Polaris Partners, The Column Group, Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN), Tony Evnin and Alexandria Venture Investments. Evnin invested as an individual, not as a partner at Venrock.

"There are 300 million neurons in...

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