A key player behind 2 multibillion-dollar biotech M&A deals is back in the startup business

Pratik Shah

Pratik Shah and Aseem Ansari have snared a $45 million launch round for Design Therapeutics, a San Diego-based outfit that is focused on degenerative diseases linked to nucleotide repeat expansions. The biotech has identified a lead program that zeroes in on Friedreich?s ataxia with…