On July 22, 2020, Seer, Inc., a life sciences company focused on empowering exceptional scientific outcomes through the power of rapid, deep, unbiased proteomics information, announced that it has raised $55 million in a new funding round. This latest equity financing was led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, and included a new investor, HBM Healthcare Investments. All existing investors also participated in the round, including funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Invus, aMoon, and Maverick Ventures. “We’re thrilled by the high caliber of investors we continue to attract who share Seer’s vision to transform proteomics and empower researchers to exponentially advance our understanding of human health and disease,” said Omid Farokhzad, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Seer. “We are paving the road for researchers to measure hundreds of thousands of distinct protein variants that make up the human proteome at population scale and provide the missing functional context to genomic data sets. This will have a fundamental impact on our understanding of biology and disease, including the selection of more precise biomarkers for early disease detection and the elucidation of novel targets for disease treatment.” Seer will use the proceeds from this financing to expand its research and development activities and to prepare for the planned 2021 commercial launch of its Proteograph™ suite of products, comprising reagents, instruments, and software. The Proteograph suite of products leverage Seer’s proprietary engineered nanoparticles to enable an entirely new way of accessing the proteome.
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