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TARA Biosystems Funding Round

TARA Biosystems closed a $10 million Series A venture capital round on 6/24/2020. Investors included Alexandria Venture Investments, DEFTA Partners and Lifeforce Ventures.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series A
Proceeds Purpose
This financing will be used to scale TARA's cardiac tissue engineering platform technology and advance its drug discovery programs.

Company Information

Company Status
Private & Independent
Mailing Address
430 East 29th St. 1015
New York, NY 10016
Email Address
TARA Biosystems, Inc. provides predictive, in vitro human cardiac tissue models for use in drug discovery and safety assessment. TARA's cardiac tissues are produced from human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes, matured to an adult-like phenotype, and interrogated to provide direct measures of cardiac functionality, including contractile force.
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
Misti Ushio
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Chief Scientific Officer
Michael Graziano
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VP - Finance
Steven Lesiak
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VP - R & D
Rooz Sobbi
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