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Glycan Biosciences Inc.

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

While recent advances have revealed the chemical structures of glycosaminoglycans and their enormous biological importance, cost-effective and scalable synthesis has been a consistent barrier to commercialization. Glycan Biosciences thinks it's solved the problem with its chemistry platform, Glycolink, which uses inexpensive pharmaceutical-grade feedstocks, simplified chemistry, and employs only a few steps. The technology has yielded numerous promising NCEs, including some for respiratory disease, Glycan's primary therapeutic target.

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