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Bridge Medicines appoints William J. Polvino chief executive officer

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bridge Medicines, a drug discovery company focused on advancing promising early technologies from concept to clinic, announced the appointment of William J. Polvino, M.D., as chief executive officer (CEO). In conjunction, Kathleen Metters, Ph.D., who served as the interim CEO upon the establishment of Bridge Medicines in October 2016, will continue to have an operating role within Bridge Medicines, and will Chair the Scientific Advisory Board.

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Bridge Medicines launched to advance early technologies

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medicine have established a new drug discovery company called Bridge Medicines. Launched in partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical and healthcare investment firms Bay City Capital and Deerfield Management, Bridge Medicines is a groundbreaking initiative that completes a seamless, fully funded and professionally staffed path from concept to drug candidate to efficiently and rapidly develop innovative therapeutics for treating human diseases.

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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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