VC Roundup: Magenta Raises $48.5m To Improve Stem Cell Transplants
The Atlas and Third Rock-backed startup Magenta raised a $48.5m Series A round to develop drugs that improve three key steps in the stem cell transplant process. Turnstone, Glycomine and Syntimmune also brought in a combined $61.4m new funding during the first half of November.
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