Forma Therapeutics, a drug discovery company co-founded by scientists from the Broad Institute, this week emerged from stealth mode by announcing that it has secured $25 million in equity-backed and non-dilutive funding.
 
The company will use the financing to help it become what it calls an integrated drug discoverer that will use data from the National Institutes of Health’s Cancer Genome Atlas Project to seek out “challenging” drug targets, President and CEO Steven Tregay said this week.
 

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