A Waze for Drug Discovery? Meet Pepper Bio.

By Jon Hu and Samantha Dale Strasser, PhD When we met over a decade ago as students at Northwestern University, we were struck by our similar experiences of watching our loved ones suffer from untreatable diseases and fighting our own.  Jon recounts, “when I was diagnosed with severe chronic migraines, doctors were able to find a prophylactic treatment regimen so that I could live a normal life. However, when my…

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NFX-backed Pepper Bio emerges from stealth with tools to hone in on complex diseases

There’s a clear pain point when it comes to drug discovery: Depending on which study you cite, creating an approved drug costs anywhere from $985 million to $2.6 billion. And R&D returns have rebounded to only about 2.5% in 2020, up from a low of 1.6% in 2019. Not to mention the fact that drugs that fail in clinical trials don’t actually help people who need new treatments. With a…

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Pepper Bio Emerges from Stealth with ‘Waze for Drug Discovery’ Technology

Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Brown & Northwestern Universities trained team leverages proprietary transomics translation technology to open a new era of drug discovery, rediscovery, and rescue. Pepper Bio, the world’s first transomics drug discovery company, emerges from stealth today to leverage its proprietary transomics -- including phosphoproteomics -- data translation technology to discover new drugs, rediscover new uses for existing therapeutics, and rescue drugs that may be on a course toward…

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