Foghorn Therapeutics Inc. has described probable global transcription activator SNF2L2 (SMARCA2; BRM) and transcription activator BRG1 (SMARCA4) degradation inducers acting as BRG1- or BRM-associated factor (BAF) complex modulators reported to be useful for the treatment of cancer and viral infection.
Simcere Zaiming Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. has synthesized antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) comprising humanized monoclonal antibodies targeting CDH6 covalently linked to a camptothecin analogue through a linker.
Touchstone Innovations Ltd. has disclosed eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2-α kinase 4 (GCN2) inhibitors reported to be useful for the treatment of cancer, myocardial ischemia, diabetic cardiopathy, cardiotoxicity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetic retinopathy.
Breast cancer patients receiving aromatase inhibitors as antihormone therapy are at major risk of cardiovascular disease. Previous observations suggest that, since estrogen biosynthesis is regulated by aromatase and aldosterone biosynthesis is modulated by aldosterone synthase, a dual inhibitor could have anticancer efficacy while reducing cardiovascular risks in breast cancer patients.
Nextpoint Therapeutics Inc. has received FDA clearance of its IND application for NPX-887, a fully human monoclonal antibody targeting HHLA2 (B7-H7), a novel immune checkpoint and tumor target antigen highly expressed in many cancers independently of PD-L1.
Vittoria Biotherapeutics Inc. has received FDA clearance of its IND application to initiate a first-in-human phase I trial with VIPER-101, a gene-edited, autologous, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory T-cell lymphoma.
Ractigen Therapeutics Co. Ltd. has submitted a clinical trial application in Australia seeking to conduct a phase I study of RAG-01, a small activating RNA (saRNA) drug candidate, in patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer who have not responded to Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy.