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Utilizing gene therapy to combat age-related diseases.

Rejuvenate Bio addresses the major cause of aging and age-related diseases by manipulating gene expression. Over time, gene expression dysregulates, leading multiple systems in the body to break down. Gene therapy addresses this by expressing beneficial proteins by directly introducing DNA to the cell, eliminating off-target effects. By using longevity-based genes, the company is able to offer therapies with robust safety profiles to specific, chronic conditions. 

Quick Facts for Investors

Location San Diego, CA
VCapital Invested 2021
CEO Daniel Oliver
Founded 2018
Founded By George Church PhD, Daniel Oliver MBA, Noah Davidsohn PhD
Industry Biotech

Why We Invested

 Rarely does an opportunity exist to monetize animal trials while conducting research for human trials and applications. The combination of talent on this leadership team represents VCapital’s belief that the jockey is as important as the horse in analyzing potential for success. 

 The total addressable market (TAM) for Rejuvenate Bio’s therapy is significant. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Currently, there are 90 million dogs owned as pets in the United States. Seven percent of all dogs will develop MVD, representing a market valued at $4.2B. The current standard of care for MVD is a small molecule, Vetmedin from Boehringer Ingelheim, that does not cure the actual disease but has proven to reduce symptoms. Vetmedin generates approximately $100 million of revenue annually. Rejuvenate Bio’s recent results show that their therapy not only stopped progression of MVD, but also reversed it. We believe demand for Rejuvenate Bio’s treatment will be significant. Currently, the company has partnered with the American Cavalier King Charles Club to run a pilot trial for cavaliers and estimates that they can reach 70% of the top-end pet health market.