“We are intrigued by the potential of RAD-51 inhibition, particularly due to early findings suggesting it could be helpful in treating lymphomas and other hematologic malignancies,” said Derek DiRocco, Ph.D., partner, RA Capital Management. “This promising mechanism, coupled with the demonstrated efficiency and expertise of...

“The continued support for Cyteir from highly knowledgeable investors reflects the growing excitement around our novel application of synthetic lethality,” said Markus Renschler, M.D., Cyteir president and CEO. “This financing will support the recently launched first-in-human phase 1/2 study of CYT-0851 while simultaneously allowing us...

Proceeds from the financing will be used to progress the company’s lead program focused on selective, small-molecule inhibitors of the protein RAD51 for use in oncology, with the goal of entering initial clinical trials in 2019. Proceeds will also be used to accelerate preclinical development...