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New cancer collaborations

30.01.2013 - Swiss 4-Antibody and Ludwig Institute will expand their cooperation, while Curie-Cancer and Genosplice Technology inked a cancer genomics pact.

The two new cancer collaborations were kicked-off yesterday. The French bioinformatics expert Genosplice Technology and the tech-transfer arm of Paris-based Institut Curie aim at developing high value-added cancer genomic approaches. GenoSplice will gain access to several Curie-Cancer technology platforms and research programmes and will contribute to the development of new products against cancer through genome mapping using its bioinformatics expertise. The partners aim to define a genomic map for prostate cancer including pathways and therapeutic options. In a second project the French will seek response biomarkers for a preclinical peptide that already has been proven effective in mouse xenograft experiments. 

On the same day, Swiss 4-Antibody AG and US-based Ludwig Institute expanded its existing cancer antibody development pact with three new targets provided by Brazilian antibody developer Recepta Biopharma SA. The partners will focus their R&D partnership on the generation of three antibodies targeting important cancer immune checkpoints. Under the terms of the agreement, 4-Antibody will use its high-throughput Retrocyte Display® technology platform to generate and produce fully human therapeutic antibody candidates. The Ludwig Institute will validate the new constructs and then, together with Recepta Biopharma, will take these antibody drugs into early clinical testing from 2015 in the US and Brazil.  

4-Antibody and Ludwig jointly will own the antibody drugs while Recepta Biopharma has baged exclusive commercial rights to Brazil in return for undisclosed licensing fees. 4-Antibody will take the lead securing commercialisation partners for the antibody drugs in territories outside Brazil on behalf of itself and Ludwig. Future returns from the collaboration outside of Brazil will be shared among the three parties.

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