Pfizer helps pump $103M into startup to develop new cancer therapies

A local startup has been spun-out of Pfizer to develop clinical-stage experimental therapies. Nascent medicine company SpringWorks Therapeutics completed a $103 million series A round led by the New York-based pharma giant with the help of Bain Capital, OrbiMed and LifeArc (formerly known as MRC Technology). Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) granted SpringWorks the rights to help develop four drugs or t herapies that treat various conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer. Another New York-based…
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