Raven Biotechnologies

Raven Biotechnologies
South San Francisco, Calif.
Founded: 1999
http://www.ravenbio.com/

Why It's Fierce: Raven is identifying antibody drug targets that are overlooked by most research techniques. The company's technology accounts for cellular interactions, offering researchers a more accurate technique for pairing monoclonal antibodies with specific antigens on the cell surface. With $40 million in fresh financing, Raven has the financial resources to fund human studies of its lead products.

What to look for in 2003: The company will announce its first clinical development candidates over the coming months.

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