Semma Therapeutics Obtains $44,000,000 Series A Funding Round

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  • Date
    3/25/2015
  • Company Name
    Semma Therapeutics
  • Mailing Address
    Undisclosed Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
  • Company Description
    Semma Therapeutics was founded to develop transformative therapies for patients who currently depend on insulin injections. Recent work in the laboratory of Professor Douglas Melton led to the discovery of a method to generate billions of functional, insulin-producing beta cells in the laboratory. These cells develop in islet-like clusters grown from stem cells. Initial preclinical work in animal models of diabetes has shown that transplantation of these cells are sufficient to control blood glucose levels. This breakthrough technology has been exclusively licensed to Semma Therapeutics for the development of a cell-based therapy for diabetes.
  • Website
    http://www.semma-tx.com
  • Transaction Type
    Venture Equity
  • Transaction Amount
    $44,000,000
  • Transaction Round
    Series A
  • Proceeds Purposes
    Proceeds purposes were not disclosed.
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