Wugen nabs $172M to advance memory NK cell platform

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

July 15, 2021 -- Wugen announced it has raised $172 million to support further development of its NK cell platform and to continue ongoing trials for patients with severe acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

In an ongoing phase I/II trial, WU-NK-101, the company's lead product, demonstrated an impressive complete response rate in relapsed/refractory AML, Wugen said. The company will also apply proceeds to advance its broader pipeline of next-generation products, including an allogeneic CD7-targeted CAR T cell therapy to treat T-cell leukemia and lymphoma.

The round of series B funding was co-led by Abingworth and Tybourne Capital Management.

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