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Rigontec (Group)

Rigontec is the leader in RIG-I targeting therapeutics. Utilizing the proprietary RIG-I agonist approach, the company harnesses one of the most essential pathways in the innate immune system to pioneer a novel immuno-oncology treatment approach. Rigontec’s proprietary agonists specifically activate RIG-I, inducing both immediate and long-term anti-tumor immunity and have proven substantial local and systemic tumor regression in several relevant in vivo models. In addition to malignant diseases, proprietary RNA molecules can be developed for the treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases. Rigontec was founded in 2014 as a spin-out of the University Bonn, Germany, and has to date raised close to €30 million from experienced life science investors including Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Forbion Capital Partners, High-Tech Gru¨nderfonds, MP Healthcare Venture Management, NRW.BANK, Sunstone Capital and Wellington Partners Life Sciences. *


Period Start 2014-01-01 splitoff
Period End 2017-09-06 acq.announced
  Group Merck (US) (MSD) (Group)
  Today Rigontec GmbH
  Predecessor University of Bonn (Rheinsche Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Products Industry RNA-based therapeutic
  Industry 2 ImO1100 (Rigontec)
Persons Person Schetter, Christian (Arix Bioscience 201812– Entrepreneur In Residence before Rigontec + Fresenius Biotech + Coley GmbH)
  Person 2 de Baey-Diepolder, Annegret (Rigontec 201410 Managing Director before GIMV + TVM Capital + Micromet)
Region Region Martinsried
  Country Germany
  City 82152 Martinsried
    Address record changed: 2017-09-07
Basic data Employees n. a.
    * Document for �About Section�: Merck & Co., Inc.. (9/6/17). "Press Release: Merck to Acquire Rigontec, RIG-I Therapeutics Pioneer, Advancing Leadership in Immuno-Oncology". Kenilworth, NJ & Munich.
Record changed: 2018-10-31


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