Flagship Ventures

Denali Therapeutics launches to study neurodegenerative disease treatments

Friday, May 15, 2015

Denali Therapeutics, a new California-based biotechnology company focused on developing effective therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, has launched with an initial investment commitment of $217 million. Denali is based on the collaboration of world-class scientists, industry experts and investors. Recent scientific insights into the genetic causes and biological processes underlying neurodegenerative disease, together with new translational medicine tools, offer an unprecedented opportunity to discover and develop effective medicines for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Flagship Ventures partners with AstraZeneca, Nestlé, Bayer

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Flagship Ventures, a venture capital and venture creation firm focused on innovations in healthcare and sustainability, has formed strategic innovation partnerships with AstraZenecaNestlé Health Science and Bayer CropScience. These collaborations will allow Flagship to scale up its unique innovation foundry, VentureLabs, as well as expand its early stage venture funding activities while leveraging the partners’ strengths as market leaders.

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Pronutria launches two clinical trials

Friday, February 14, 2014

Pronutria, a company a discovery engine and pipeline of pharmaconutrient products, has announced the beginning of two clinical trials evaluating its lead ProNutrein product candidates. The company is utilizing its ProNutrein discovery platform to identify and develop protein pharmaconutrients, protein nutrients identified in food with beneficial impact in many areas of human health, including muscle, metabolic and gastrointestinal health. Pronutria also announced the closing of a $12.25 million financing that will fund the advancement of the ProNutrein pipeline as well as the development of additional candidates as medical foods and supplements, and in a separate business unit, as therapeutics.

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