December 26, 2014 10:30 PM ET


Company Overview of Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Company Overview

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as an early-stage biotechnology company that develops peptides as novel therapeutics. The company offers drugs for intracellular protein-protein interactions and other unmet medical needs. Its drugs are used in the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune, diabetes, cardiovascular, and ophthalmology diseases. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

One Kendall Square

Building 1400 West

3rd Floor

Cambridge, MA 02139

United States

Founded in 2008





Key Executives for Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Age: 56
Co-Founder and Chairman
Age: 46
Senior Director of Operations
Chief Business Officer
Vice President of Chemistry
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Key Developments

Ra Pharmaceuticals Appoints Pamela Esposito as Chief Business Officer

Ra Pharmaceuticals announced it has appointed Pamela Esposito, Ph.D., as Chief Business Officer to lead strategic and corporate development efforts for the Company. Dr. Esposito was most recently Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development at Angiochem Inc., where she was instrumental in executing several important collaborations for the company. Prior to Angiochem, Pamela was Vice President of Business Development at Biovex, a clinical stage oncology company focused on melanoma.

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Broad Collaboration with Merck & Co. Inc. to Develop Cyclomimetics

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Merck & Co. Inc. focused on the development of Cyclomimetics, a new class of compounds that have the diversity and specificity of antibodies while retaining the attributes of small molecules. Under the agreement, Ra Pharmaceuticals will use its proprietary Extreme Diversity platform to develop Cyclomimetic candidates for protein targets in multiple therapeutic areas. Under the terms of the agreement, Ra Pharmaceuticals is eligible to receive up to $200 million in payments, including up-front and research funding, as well as upon the achievement of discovery, development, regulatory and commercialization milestones for multiple targets.

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