VastBiome is a biotechnology company that mines microbiome drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease.
|Aliases:||VastBiome, Vast Life Sciences, Inc., Vast Life Sciences|
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VastBiome is a biotechnology company that mines microbiome drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease. The company employs its proprietary methods in genomic sequencing, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology to discover biomarkers and therapeutics for challenging immunologic disorders. It offers a platform that aims to aggregate public and private data in order to generate a microbiome database and leverages analytical processes to discover connections between distinct and biologically related data in order to increase statistical power and drive discovery. In addition, the platform can be used to identify novel biomarkers to risk-stratify patients and predict clinical outcomes. Peter McCaffrey, Kovi Bessoff, Ayin Vala, and Kareem Barghouti co-founded the company in Millbrae, California in 2018.
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|11/13/20||Seed||3||Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Timewise Investment, Viking Global Investors||$4.5m|