Boulder genome engineering firm raises $23 million

Boulder genome engineering firm raises $23 million

A Boulder biotech working on genome engineering said it’s raised $23 million in a Series B round of funding. Muse bio said the funding round was led by Venrock and included investments from Foresite Capital and Paladin Capital, and original investors NanoDimension and Spruce/MLS.

“Muse bio’s technology … enables scientists to make multiple, clearly defined genomic modifications at any site within a cell’s genome in a high-throughput and cost-effective manner. The proceeds from this financing will allow us to accelerate our timelines to bring (our product) to scientists worldwide,” said Kevin Ness, CEO of Muse bio, in a statement.

Ness was appointed CEO in December, replacing founder Ryan Gill, who’s now the company’s chief science officer and also executive director of the BioDesign Center at the RAS Energy Institute at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Muse bio is working on its ForgeCraft technology, which Ness said“will significantly improve the efficiency and precision of genome engineering.”

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