SAINT ANTHONY AND BOSTON, August 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — River Bridge, (formerly Cancer Insight), an oncology-focused clinical research organization (CRO), today announced a growth investment from global investor Summit partners. The funding will help LumaBridge continue to build on its work by providing best-in-class clinical trial solutions to support emerging biopharma companies working to develop life-changing immuno-oncology treatments.

LumaBridge was founded in 2014 by veterans Dr. George Peoples and Dan Hargrove to help advance the development of new immunotherapies in the fight against cancer. Building on the founders’ combined 3 decades of experience in academic and military research, LumaBridge serves as a strategic partner to emerging biopharma and biotechnology companies, providing full contracted clinical trial support throughout the clinical development timeline. .

“Innovative therapies often come from unexpected places, but navigating complex clinical and regulatory pathways can be challenging,” said Dr. George Peoples, founder and chief medical officer of LumaBridge. “We built LumaBridge to provide expert support for running clinical trials and ultimately advancing new immunotherapies that benefit patients.”

LumaBridge provides comprehensive CRO services, including clinical development strategy consulting, as well as specialized capabilities in military research. Over the 8 years since its founding, LumaBridge has made a significant impact on the advancement of immuno-oncology therapies, supporting a significant number of trials and projects for over 30 clients.

“Summit Partners has a long history of partnering with leading companies in healthcare and life sciences, helping to accelerate their growth and development,” he added. Dave Boyle, chief executive officer of LumaBridge. “We are excited to leverage Summit’s extensive experience and resources as LumaBridge embarks on a new phase of growth and we expand our ability to support a greater number of trials and bring more therapies to market.”

“The path to clinical-stage immuno-oncology therapies is increasing, as are the complexity, length and cost of these trials, driving the need for outsourcing. In our experience, this is especially true for emerging biotech companies that often lack the internal resources to conduct trials in-house,” said Mark deLaar, managing director at Summit Partners, who has joined LumaBridge’s board of directors. “With a deeply experienced and highly regarded team, a network extensive research and strong clinical operations capabilities, we believe LumaBridge is strongly positioned to serve this important and growing need. We are proud to partner with the LumaBridge team to support the company’s continued impact.”

About LumaBridge

LumaBridge is a specialized clinical research organization (CRO) focused on creating innovative clinical trial solutions for biopharma companies. Founded in 2014 as Cancer Insight, the company provides personalized clinical trial guidance, strategic partnerships and personalized attention to each sponsor, accelerating the development of potential therapies.

LumaBridge is based on the success and experience of an experienced team, led by Dr. George Peoples, to support drug development, accelerate therapies for patients, and guide biopharma companies through clinical and regulatory pathways. As part of their comprehensive CRO services, LumaBridge offers consultation on trial design and clinical development strategy.

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About Summit Partners

Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm currently managing more than 35 billion dollars in dedicated equity capital, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests in all growth sectors of the economy and has invested in more than 550 companies in healthcare, technology and other growth industries. Prominent healthcare and life sciences companies supported by Summit include Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Clontech, Diagnostic Hybrids, Fortis Life Sciences, Integrated DNA Technologies, LakePharma and Viroclinics Biosciences. The summit maintains offices in North America AND Europe and invests in companies around the world.

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