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Strand Therapeutics
Strand Therapeutics

Strand Therapeutics is a biotech startup developing drugs to treat cancer. We developed a drug candidate made of mRNA that can make cancers more responsive to immunotherapy. Once our drug is administered to a patient, the tumors become more noticeable to the immune system and can now be attacked. We additionally developed a new synthetic mRNA programming technology to make our drug candidate safer than other gene therapies, more effective in patients, and cheaper and easier to manufacture.
Strand Therapeutics leverages synthetic biology and RNA therapeutics to treat cancer by activating the immune system against the disease.

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