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About the Company

PentaBind is the first computational aptamer discovery company using generative artificial intelligence (AI) and a fully-integrated wet laboratory to design a new generation of nucleic acid-based therapeutics. We are pioneering the development of these drug-candidates that have the potential to revolutionise care in diseases with high, unmet clinical need.

Our pioneering platform already improves the experimental search space by 300x, generating aptamers for a variety of biotech applications. The development of more advanced biotechnologies could reduce the total global disease burden by 1-3% ($500 billion to $1.3 trillion) in 10-20 years (McKinsey,2020).

We are a VC-backed pre-seed startup with a laboratory in White City, supported by Twin Path, Entrepreneur First, KQ labs, and Cancer Research Horizons. Currently a team of 3, and growing to 10 people in the next 18 months.

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PentaBind's Pitch at the Francis Crick Institute in March 2024

Our Vision

Imagine a future where healthcare is personalised, precise, and life-changing. That's our vision at PentaBind and we're using the power of AI to make it a reality.

We're not just talking about incremental progress. We're revolutionising healthcare with cutting-edge aptamer technology. Forget one-size-fits-all treatments; we're unlocking the key to personalised therapies, diagnostics, and manufacturing.

Our unique platform including data and algorithms is fuelling the development of next-generation drug candidates that tackle the most pressing medical challenges head-on. Join us and be part of this groundbreaking mission.

Here's what sets us apart:

  • Impactful Work: Directly contribute to improving lives with game-changing aptamer solutions

  • Cutting-edge Technology: Push the boundaries of AI and its potential in healthcare

  • Meaningful Mission: Be part of a team passionate about changing the world for the better

Are you ready to join the healthcare revolution? We are!

Our Culture

  • Be passionate about helping others

  • Be a self-starter

  • Be kind and empathetic

  • Be focused on outcomes and not just working hard

  • Think beyond your formal education

  • Do a lot with a little

  • Every hand on deck propels the ship; no room for passengers

  • Enjoy the game!

  • Rely on instincts; be comfortable with not having all of the information.

  • Be curious, fail fast and learn fast

  • Test fundamental assumptions first, especially if it's painful; run into the spike

  • Be a first-principles thinker

What to Expect

  • An opportunity to potentially shape the future of medicine and directly impact hundreds or thousands of people’s lives

  • A roller coaster journey. Can you withstand the Gs?

  • Our strategy is dynamic and responsive; your work priorities are constantly changing

  • Pretty good memes

  • You will have responsibilities beyond your formal role and will be collaborating with all other team members

  • Uncertainty about everything; nothing will be spoon-fed

  • A job you can be proud of

  • Fun and rewarding work

  • Spending a lot of time with the CEO, CTO, Chief AI Officer and the opportunity to learn and accelerate your understanding of enterprise.

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