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Venture Capital News: Myosana Therapeutics Scores $5M Seed Funding

SEATTLE, WA, Myosana Therapeutics, developer of a muscle-specific non-viral gene therapy platform, completed a seed funding round totaling over $5 million.
Myosana Therapeutics, Inc., developer of a muscle-specific non-viral gene therapy platform for neuromuscular and cardiac diseases, announced the completion of a seed funding round totaling over $5 million led by investor John Ballantyne, Ph.D. The capital will go toward developing Myosana's platform with the goal of identifying the first development candidate for Duchenne muscular dystrophy by 2025.

New investments from the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) rounded out the seed round, building on capital from original Myosana investor CureDuchenne Ventures and early investor PPMD a year later.

Myosana Therapeutics, Inc. is leading the efforts in developing new gene therapies that will slow skeletal muscle degeneration and heart failure to improve the quality of life, increase longevity and reduce the disease burden of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and other neuromuscular diseases.
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