With $45M in Funding, Startup Voyager Therapeutics Aims to Develop Expressed RNAi CNS Drugs | GenomeWeb

Venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures last week announced that it has put up $45 million to form a new company called Voyager Therapeutics to develop adeno-associated viral vector-enabled treatments for central nervous system disorders.

Although the company's lead program is a gene-replacement therapy for Parkinson's disease, Voyager has also set its sights on using its AAV technology to develop expressed RNAi drugs — an effort that includes a preclinical program in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, according to a company executive.

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