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Nested Therapeutics rakes in $90 million series A

by Shi En Kim
October 8, 2022 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 100, Issue 36

 

Nested Therapeutics has launched with $90 million in series A funding to develop small-molecule cancer medicines by identifying druggable pockets on proteins involved in cancer-relevant pathways. The company’s lead compound, NEST-1, is a molecular glue that targets the proteins involved in the MAPK cellular signaling pathway. One scientific cofounder is Kevan Shokat, a University of California, Berkeley, chemistry professor who first drugged the protein KRas.

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