UBC and CDRD spinout Sitka Biopharma has now lured $5.5m in total and is readying its bladder cancer treatment for initial clinical trials.

Sitka Biopharma, a Canada-based bladder cancer treatment technology spun out of University of British Columbia and life sciences commercialisation agency Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), has secured $1.2m from CDRD. Founded in 2013, Sitka Biopharma is working on cancer drugs that utilise nanoparticle technology to improve absorption in difficult-to-penetrate tissues. The company’s prime…

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