Epizyme has lured New Enterprise Associates into its venture capital fold and added former MedImmune CEO David Mott to the board. NEA added $8 million to the second round, bringing the total to $40 million. "Expanding our syndicate to include NEA adds another investor with significant drug-development and company building expertise as well as substantial capital resources," said Epizyme CEO Kazumi Shiosaki, PhD. "By raising more capital now, we can continue to aggressively advance our pipeline of histone methyltransferase inhibitors for various oncology indications. I look forward to working with our investors to continue to build a leading company in the promising new area of epigenetics." Mott, meanwhile, has been busy adding notches to his VC belt. He is now chairman of 3-V Biosciences and Zyngenia, a director of Ardelyx and Zosano Pharma, and serves on the advisory board of the Scripps Translational Science Institute.
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