ReNAgade Therapeutics Continues Commitment to GanNA Bio and Glycan Biology

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ReNAgade Therapeutics, a company unlocking the limitless potential for RNA medicines, today announced its ongoing commitment to exploring the therapeutic opportunity of glycobiology through support for ongoing research at GanNA Bio, and the integration of key individuals of GanNA Bio into the ReNAgade ecosystem. GanNA founders Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D., and Richard D. Cummings, Ph.D, will now serve as advisors to ReNAgade.

“ReNAgade will continue to benefit tremendously from GanNA’s promising work in developing extra-hepatic delivery technology that helps expand the breadth and potential of our own RNA medicines,” said Brian Goodman, Co-founder of ReNAgade. “Delivery is foundational to ReNAgade’s mission to overcome the current limitations of RNA medicines. We believe the technology developed within GanNA will help further solidify ReNAgade’s leadership position as we continue advancing our unique, integrated therapeutic platform.”

Formed in 2021 and invested in by ReNAgade, GanNA Bio harnesses novel glycobiology to enable extra-hepatic RNA delivery based on pioneering research licensed from Stanford University, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This research was developed in the labs of Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D., winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry in the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences; Ryan A. Flynn, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Boston Children’s Hospital; and Richard D. Cummings, Ph.D., S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and led by Namita Bisaria, Ph.D, M.B.A., a serial entrepreneur in the RNA therapeutics field. Its platform, based on new advances in glycobiology and synthesis, uses cell-specific glycans to develop next-generation conjugates and unlock the delivery of short and long stranded RNA medicines.

“The combination of GanNA’s innovative glycobiology-based targeting strategy with ReNAgade’s experience in the development of RNA medicines will be a powerful combination for the benefit of patients,” said Dr. Bertozzi. “The progress in glycoRNA science from our seminal publication in the journal Cell is moving fast, and integration with ReNAgade’s pipeline will strengthen our position to develop a broad portfolio of cell-specific delivery systems, leveraging the latest developments in glycobiology in order to expand the array of addressable diseases for RNA medicines. Glycobiology-based RNA medicines represent a new frontier, and it is rewarding to see the possibilities of ReNAgade developing these for clinical use.”