Anaptys pockets $33.9M in second VC round

Anaptys Biosciences has raised $33.9 million in its second venture round. The San Diego-based biotech garnered money from Novo A/S, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, Alloy Ventures, and Avalon Ventures. Much of that money will be put to use advancing the company's technology for antibody development and optimization.

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