Aura has received IND clearance from the U.S. FDA for its lead program, light-activated AU-011 in ocular melanoma (OM). This active IND enables Aura to begin initial clinical testing of AU-011, a unique targeted therapy that could transform the primary treatment of patients with OM.
Aura secured an additional $8 million round of funding to advance AU-011 to the clinic. The company also announced the addition of Henri Termeer, former CEO of Genzyme and major Aura investor, to its Board of Directors, and welcomed key new Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) members, all distinguished ocular oncologists.
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Laabs’ foundation and Aura Biosciences advance efforts to develop new and better therapies to treat rare cancer patients. Aura Biosciences is hoping to improve the options for future ocular melanoma patients.
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