Rare disease and gene therapy industry veterans Steven Altschuler, M.D., R. Nolan Townsend and Jay Barth, M.D., team up with gene therapy pioneer Ronald Crystal, M.D., to launch fully integrated gene therapy company
NEW YORK, Jan. 07, 2021 - LEXEO Therapeutics, a clinical-stage gene therapy company, debuted today with an oversubscribed $85 million Series A financing, led by Longitude Capital and Omega Funds, and joined by Lundbeckfonden Ventures, PBM Capital, Janus Henderson Investors, Invus, Woodline Partners LP, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundationi and Alexandria Venture Investments. Proceeds from the financing will help advance the company’s three lead investigational programs, including LX2006, an IV-administered therapy for cardiomyopathy associated with Friedreich’s ataxia. Supported by de novo, soon to be published pre-clinical research, LX2006 is an IV-administered AAV-mediated frataxin gene therapy treatment focused on the cardiac pathology of FA. The company is completing IND-enabling pre-clinical studies.
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