RaNA Therapeutics

RaNA Therapeutics relaunches as Translate Bio

Monday, July 3, 2017

RaNA Therapeutics has relaunched as Translate Bio (www.translate.bio). The new name stems from the company’s focus on pioneering the translation of RNA science into therapeutics promoting healthy gene expression for people living with debilitating genetic diseases. In addition to its new name, the company also announced the recent leadership appointments of Michael Heartlein, Ph.D., as chief technical officer and Brian Fenton as chief business officer.

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RaNA acquires Shire’s messenger RNA platform

Thursday, January 5, 2017

RaNA Therapeutics, a leader in the discovery and development of a new class of medicines that target RNA, has announced the acquisition of the MRT platform, an mRNA therapy platform, developed by subsidiaries of Shire. In addition, Shire’s former MRT employees, the group focused on the development of this technology since 2008, have joined RaNA to continue to advance the platform with lead programs in cystic fibrosis (CF) and urea cycle disorders (UCD).

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