Revolution Medicines Inc.
New medicines from natural products
This article was originally published in Start Up
More than 50% of drugs sold in the US are natural products, or derivatives of them, but drugmakers have long since tired of sifting, sorting, and attempting to synthesize the typically large and complex molecules that nature produces. Revolution Medicines Inc. aims to develop a platform that will break natural products into “building blocks” that medicinal chemists can then assemble and tweak in ways never before possible.