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Longevity Vision Fund joins Series B funding for Sigilon Therapeutics

20-Apr-2020

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Longevity Vision Fund is excited to announce its investment into Sigilon Therapeutics.

It joined the Series B financing total of $80.3 million led by Flagship Pioneering.

The financing round brings Sigilon’s total funding to more than $195 million.

The funding will support the first-in-human clinical trial of Sigilon.

For novel encapsulated cell therapy for hemophilia A.

Sigilon has a global collaboration with Eli Lilly.

To develop encapsulated cell therapies for potential treatment of type 1 diabetes.

Sigilon’s technology has a great potential to liberate patients from treatment challenges.

Its lead investigational therapy for hemophilia A is called SIG-001.

It has received an Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Expected to initiate a first-in-human clinical trial of SIG-001 in the first half of 2020.

To support human clinical trial of novel encapsulated cell therapy for hemophilia A

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