SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — October 3, 2018 —FLX Bio, Inc., a clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral small-molecule drugs that target drivers of cancer and other immune-related disorders, today announced that it has been named by FierceBiotech as one of 2018’s Fierce 15 biotechnology companies, recognizing it as one of the most promising private biotechnology companies in the industry.
“We are honored to be selected as a Fierce 15 company, which we feel highlights the incredibly hard work by our team and our unique approach to targeting the immune system,” said Brian Wong, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of FLX Bio. “We believe that our big-data and cutting-edge drug discovery capabilities permit selective control of key immuno-modulatory cells such as regulatory T cells to effectively treat cancers and other immune disorders.”
The Fierce 15 celebrates the spirit of being “fierce” – championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. Every year FierceBiotech evaluates hundreds of private companies from around the world for inclusion on its annual Fierce 15 list. Selection is based on a variety of factors including the strength of a company’s technology, partnerships, venture backers, and competitive market position.
This is FierceBiotech’s sixteenth annual Fierce 15 selection. A complete list of ‘Fierce 15’ companies can be found online.
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About FLX Bio
FLX Bio, Inc. is a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of best-in-class, oral small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cancers and other immune disorders. Our lead compounds inhibit the CCR4 pathway which plays a key role in both suppressing the immune response to cancer and in the initiation, progression and persistence of allergic inflammation. We leverage big data and proprietary informatics together with our advanced drug discovery capabilities and deep biology expertise, to develop therapeutics that address key pressure points in pathways that propagate an abnormal immune response.
Located in South San Francisco, Calif., and funded by leading investors, including The Column Group (TCG), Kleiner Perkins (KP), Topspin Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Celgene Corporation, FLX Bio has assembled a leadership team and advisory group with a proven track record of success and team of scientists with substantial knowledge and expertise in drug discovery and translational areas essential to execute on this approach. For more information, please visit www.flxbio.com.
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