Assembly Biosciences, Inc.

Assembly Biosciences, Inc.

Assembly Biosciences, Inc.

Date Founded



331 Oyster Point Boulevard,4th floor,South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Hospitals & Patient Services

Company Description

Assembly Biosciences, Inc. is a biotechnology company, which engages in the development of products for infectious diseases, such as chronic hepatitis B virus and illnesses associated with a dysbiotic microbiome. It focuses in two innovative platform programs: oral therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis B virus, and the oral synthetic live biotherapeutics candidate. The company was founded by Uri Lopatin and Derek A. Small on October 7, 2005 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

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Executives & Employees


Chief Executive Officer & President, Director

Chief Financial & Accounting Officer

General Counsel, Senior Vice President of Legal Operations, Corporate Secretary

Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer of Virology Operations

Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer Microbiome

Chief Medical Officer

Co-Head, Microbiome Program

Senior Vice President-Corporate Development & Strategy

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs

Board of Directors

Interim Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.

Co-Founder at Assembly Biosciences, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & President, Director at Assembly Biosciences, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer at Biotix, Inc.

Co-Founder at Batu Biologics, Inc.

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Co-Founder at Indiana Proteomics Consortium LLC

Former Chief Financial Officer at Central Lewmar LP

Former President at Eli Lilly & Company

Former Chief Business Officer at NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Ecor1 Capital manages the EcoR1 Capital Fund LP, a fundamental long/short equity hedge fund focusing on investment opportunities in the biotechnology sector. The firm employs an innovative, process-driven approach that is based on a value philosophy which attempts to manage risk in the volatile biotechnology sector. The fund focuses on outliers not typically analyzed as part of value based diligence; human capital in addition to deep scientific and financial analysis. Ecor1 Capital is committed to going beyond the usual monetary investment in companies and engages directly with management to identify opportunities for efficiencies and growth, and where necessary, invests their own human capital resources to help mediate much of the risk that is inherent in the sector. The goal of combining this innovative perspective and process is generation of uncorrelated returns relative to the biotechnology sector and to the overall market.

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Consonance Capital Management's (CCM) funds seek to deliver exceptional, uncorrelated risk adjusted returns. CCM seeks to meet this objective by focusing on investment opportunities in the publicly traded stocks of healthcare companies. The firm invests in all sub-sectors of the healthcare sector including healthcare information technology, managed care, pharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals, commercial stage biotechnology, healthcare facilities and services, medical devices and supplies, diagnostics and consumer-based healthcare companies.CCM believes the public healthcare market lends itself to an active long/short strategy. The firm focuses on creating long and short portfolios driven by the opportunity for absolute return and alpha creation. The funds also invest in other types of securities and may use a variety of investment techniques to generate profit and/or control risk. These may include participating in swaps, buying or selling futures contracts, purchasing and writing options and other derivative contracts, purchasing or selling debt instruments, and trading on margin by borrowing funds and pledging securities as collateral. CCM invests primarily in healthcare companies in the US, and on an opportunistic basis in the rest of the world.^

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RSCM applies a research-intensive, fundamental approach to investing the funds across multiple healthcare subsectors, with a focus on allocating capital to the highest conviction ideas. The firm's investment process leverages a long-term horizon, seeking to take advantage of the healthcare sector's inherent volatility to increase position sizes over time. The funds RSCM provides investment advisory services to are permitted to make a limited amount of investments in private companies and may make investments in companies outside of healthcare-related industries, as the firm determines to be appropriate for the funds' overall portfolio balance and long-term investment strategy.

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Assembly Biosciences, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Assembly Biosciences, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Assembly Biosciences, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Managing Director

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Chair, Life Sciences Practice

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Advisors & Consultants

Co-Founder at Assembly Biosciences, Inc.

Scientific Advisor

Visiting Partner at Y Combinator LLC


Former Chief Scientific Officer & Head of the Microbiome Program at Assembly Biosciences, Inc.


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