Westlake Village BioPartners Closes Two VC Funds Totaling $500m
Sean Harper/Beth Seidenberg-Helmed Firm Also Launches Acelyrin
A $70m fund will back prior investments, while a $430m fund will launch new biotech firms. Harper and Seidenberg tapped into their Amgen connections for the CEO who helms new company Acelyrin.
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