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About Avila Therapeutics

Avila Therapeutics is developing new medicines that achieve 'protein silencing' based on the proprietary Avilomics platform. Per the company, these medicines, called covalent drugs, strongly and resiliently bond to disease-causing proteins, resulting in therapies that are highly effective against a broad spectrum of human diseases including cancers, autoimmune diseases, and hepatitis C.

Avila Therapeutics Headquarter Location

100 Beaver Street

Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453,

United States


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Avila Therapeutics Patents

Avila Therapeutics has filed 3 patents.

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Latest Avila Therapeutics News

Arrakis Therapeutics Appoints Katrine Bosley as Chairman of the Board of Directors

Jan 3, 2020

Arrakis Therapeutics Appoints Katrine Bosley as Chairman of the Board of Directors Entrepreneurial leader brings expertise growing biotech platform companies as former CEO of Editas Medicine and Avila Therapeutics Waltham, Mass., November 21, 2019 — Arrakis Therapeutics , a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery of a new class of small-molecule medicines that directly target RNA, announced today that it has appointed Katrine Bosley as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Ms. Bosley is a proven biotechnology entrepreneur with nearly 30 years of experience in the biotech industry as a leader of emerging companies with broad platforms for innovative medicines. Most recently, Ms. Bosley served as the Chief Executive Officer of Editas Medicine (NASDAQ: EDIT), and previously as CEO of Avila Therapeutics until its acquisition by Celgene Corporation. “Katrine’s experience building dynamic, science-driven companies will serve as a critical resource for Arrakis as we realize our vision of targeting RNA with small molecules to unlock new ways to treat human disease,” said Michael Gilman, Ph.D., CEO of Arrakis. “The breadth of her expertise and her track record of creating value through focused drug development and creative business strategy will be tremendously important to Arrakis as we enter a period of substantial growth in our pipeline and business. I wholeheartedly welcome Katrine to our team and look forward to working together with her to help bring a new class of RNA-targeted medicines to patients.” “Arrakis is leading the creation of RNA-targeted small molecules, an entirely new class of medicines. The company’s platform has the potential to make medicines for hundreds of previously ‘undruggable’ targets,” said Ms. Bosley. “Arrakis is led by a deeply experienced team, many of whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past. It’s rare to have a platform that significantly expands target space while also leveraging all of the benefits of a well-established modality, small molecules. This team knows how to turn this into unprecedented medicines.” Katrine Bosley is an entrepreneur who has built products and companies in the biotech industry for nearly 30 years. She currently serves as a Board member of Galapagos NV (EURONEXT and NASDAQ: GLPG), of Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ: GNCA) and of the Mass Eye and Ear Institute. Through her career, Ms. Bosley has built and led high-growth companies (Editas Medicine – CEO; Avila Therapeutics – CEO; Adnexus Therapeutics – VP Business Development) and developed innovative products and technologies (CRISPR genome editing, Tysabri (natalizumab), covalent drugs). Her experiences include Chairing the Emerging Companies Section of the Board of BIO; serving as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Broad Institute; and leading a wide range of business transactions (financings, acquisitions, alliances). Ms. Bosley has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, as CEO of the Year by Xconomy, as one of 30 Global Game Changers by Forbes, as Entrepreneur of the Year by the New England Venture Capital Association, and as one of the Top Ten Women in Biotech by FierceBiotech. About Arrakis Therapeutics Arrakis Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery of a new class of medicines that directly target RNA. The company has developed a proprietary platform to identify new RNA targets and drug candidates to treat diseases unaddressed by today’s medicines. Arrakis is building a proprietary pipeline of RNA-targeted small molecules (rSMs) focused on cancer and genetically validated targets in other disease areas. The company brings together scientific leaders in RNA structure, chemistry and biology, along with a highly experienced management team and the backing of leading life sciences investors. The company is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit and engage with us on Twitter @ArrakisTx or on  LinkedIn . # # #

  • Where is Avila Therapeutics's headquarters?

    Avila Therapeutics's headquarters is located at 100 Beaver Street, Waltham.

  • What is Avila Therapeutics's latest funding round?

    Avila Therapeutics's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Avila Therapeutics raise?

    Avila Therapeutics raised a total of $60M.

  • Who are the investors of Avila Therapeutics?

    Investors of Avila Therapeutics include Celgene, Clovis Oncology, Atlas Venture, Polaris Partners, Abingworth and 4 more.

  • Who are Avila Therapeutics's competitors?

    Competitors of Avila Therapeutics include Armgo Pharma, Sorrento Therapeutics, Epizyme, HumanZyme, Aileron Therapeutics and 13 more.

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