ArmaGen taps Big Pharma interest in 'Trojan horse' tech to get drugs into brain
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ArmaGen Technologies closed a $17 million Series A venture funding round with contributions from three global pharmaceutical companies and a Japanese investor for the Los Angeles-based company's platform technology designed to get both small and large molecule drugs across the blood-brain barrier (BBB).
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