Ribometrix Announces $7.8 Million in New Funding to Advance RNA-Targeting Drug Discovery Platform
DURHAM, NC, September 27, 2019 — Ribometrix, a biotechnology company developing small molecule therapeutics that directly target RNA to treat human diseases, today announced $7.8 million in additional funding from existing investors, the Dementia Discovery Fund and Illumina Ventures. Ribometrix also announced the appointment of Mike Clayman, M.D., as chairman of the board of directors. The new funding will support the continued development of the Ribometrix discovery platform, which uses sophisticated structural analysis and proprietary assays to identify ligands that bind to highly structured pockets in therapeutically compelling RNAs to modulate protein expression. Ribometrix’s approach is designed to enable the discovery of selective, orally bioavailable, RNA-binding small molecules with broad tissue distribution and bioavailability.
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