Flagship Pioneering officially launched yet another microbiome-focused startup, Kintai Therapeutics, on Tuesday. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company will be trying to create small-molecule drugs that mimic the substances gut bacteria produce.

Kintai also announced that Dr. Paul-Peter Tak, one of Flagship’s venture partners and a former senior vice president at GlaxoSmithKline, would be joining the company as chief executive officer. Luke O’Neill, an immunologist at Trinity College Dublin, will also be joining the company’s board of directors.

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