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A new biotech wants to ease a bottleneck in cell and gene therapy production

April 11, 2023

A biotechnology company looking to alleviate a problem in cell and gene therapy production emerged from “stealth” mode on Tuesday, unveiling itself alongside $64 million in funding.

Based in Philadelphia, VintaBio was founded by Junwei Sun and Shangzhen Zhou, two well-known researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Both founders have been instrumental to the development of viral vectors — essential tools used to ship helpful genetic material into cells — that were part of cell and gene therapy treatments now on the market.

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