The round was led by Atomico with participation from Balderton and other existing investors.
The funding will be used to build a clinical-stage portfolio for rare diseases, including treatments for fragile X syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism.
Where the traditional drug discovery model takes more than a decade and can run into the billions of dollars, Healx’s AI-driven approach makes the process faster, more efficient and more cost-effective.
With the launch of the Rare Treatment Accelerator, Healx and partnering patient groups will be able to scale the impact of this approach by leveraging the power of AI and combining their knowledge, information and expertise so that, together, they can discover new treatments and move them towards the clinic within 24 months. Patient communities can apply to join the Rare Treatment Accelerator online.