Celgene, others back start-up Sapience | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 29 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 18, 2016

Celgene, others back start-up Sapience

Department: Business
Keywords: oncology, glioblastoma, venture capital

Sapience Therapeutics has raised $22.5 million in a Series A financing round lead by Eshelman Ventures and including Celgene, TaiAn Technologies, and Healthlink Capital. Sapience is based on ST-36, a peptide-based drug that was licensed from Columbia University. Sapience says ST-36 selectively targets a protein that promotes the growth of many types of tumors. Its initial target is glioblastoma, a brain cancer.

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