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Fierce Biotech names Strand Therapeutics as one of its “Fierce 15” Biotech Companies of 2022

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Fierce15--Strand Therapeutics today announced that Fierce Biotech has named it as one of 2022’s Fierce 15 biotechnology companies, designating it as one of the most promising early-stage biotechnology companies in the industry.

Founded by leaders in mRNA-based synthetic biology at MIT, Strand is creating the first platform for programmable, long-acting mRNA therapeutics. The company’s mRNA therapies combine genes for self-replication with genetically programmed logic circuits. By sensing and classifying unique expression signatures of cell types, the breakthrough technology enables precise and controlled delivery of multiple disease treatments in a single mRNA drug.

"It is an absolute honor to be recognized by Fierce Biotech as one of the most exciting and innovative companies in the biotech industry this year," said Jake Becraft, CEO & Co-Founder, Strand Therapeutics. "We’re unlocking the potential of mRNA technology, by developing next-generation programmable mRNA therapies for use beyond vaccines, but as potential treatments in oncology and broader indications with significant unmet need for patients.”

The Fierce 15 celebrates the spirit of being “fierce” – championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. This is Fierce Biotech’s 20th annual Fierce 15 selection.

An internationally recognized daily report reaching a network of over 450,000 biotech and pharma industry professionals, Fierce Biotech provides subscribers with an authoritative analysis of the day's top stories. Every year Fierce Biotech evaluates hundreds of early-stage companies from around the world for its annual Fierce 15 list, which is based on a variety of factors such as the strength of its technology, partnerships, venture backers and a competitive market position.

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About Strand Therapeutics

Strand Therapeutics is a next-generation biotechnology company committed to transforming the lives of patients by developing first-in-class programmable mRNA therapeutics. Founded by leaders in mRNA-based synthetic biology at MIT, Strand is creating the first platform for programmable, long-acting mRNA therapeutics that are bioengineered to enable precise control of the location, timing, intensity, and duration of therapeutic activity. Strand’s mission is to develop improved treatment options for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @StrandTx.


Rebecca Willumson
Fierce Biotech

Strand Therapeutics
Kimberly Ha
KKH Advisors

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Last Updated: 12-Sep-2022