Vicept Management, VCs Team Up Again To Launch Aclaris With $21M
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Newly launched dermatology start-up Aclaris brings the band back together, as Vicept’s core management and VCs begin a new endeavor in a sometimes-neglected sector.
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