BioSpace.com

Biotech and Pharmaceutical
News & Jobs
Search the Site
 
   
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Channel Medical Device and Diagnostics Channel Clinical Research Channel BioSpace Collaborative    Job Seekers:  Register | Login          Employers:  Register | Login  

NEWSLETTERS
Free Newsletters
Archive
My Subscriptions

NEWS
News by Subject
News by Disease
News by Date
PLoS
Search News
Post Your News
JoVE

CAREER NETWORK
Job Seeker Login
Most Recent Jobs
Browse Biotech Jobs
Search Jobs
Post Resume
Career Fairs
Career Resources
For Employers

HOTBEDS
Regional News
US & Canada
  Biotech Bay
  Biotech Beach
  Genetown
  Pharm Country
  BioCapital
  BioMidwest
  Bio NC
  BioForest
  Southern Pharm
  BioCanada East
  US Device
Europe
Asia

DIVERSITY

INVESTOR
Market Summary
News
IPOs

PROFILES
Company Profiles

START UPS
Companies
Events

INTELLIGENCE
Research Store

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Biotech Events
Post an Event
RESOURCES
Real Estate
Business Opportunities

 News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
eNewsletter Signup
Miles
Km80.5

   

Antisense Pharma Changes Name to Isarna Therapeutics


9/30/2013 9:42:35 AM

free biotech news Get the latest biotech news where you want it. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today!

Munich, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland, September 30, 2013 / B3C newswire / - Antisense Pharma GmbH has changed its name to Isarna Therapeutics GmbH and centralized all of its activities to a single location in Munich, the company announced today at the Sachs 13th Annual Biotech in Europe Investor Forum held in Zurich, Switzerland. The company’s new website is www.isarna-therapeutics.com.

“The name change to Isarna Therapeutics illustrates our new company dynamics combined with our continued leadership in the TGF-ß pathway,” explained Dr. Philippe Calais, CEO of Isarna Therapeutics. “We are currently extending our pipeline to include next-generation oligonucleotides to treat cancer and expect several key near-term events that highlight this momentum.”

Isarna Therapeutics is committed to rapidly advancing a pipeline of next generation oligonucleotides (NGOs) targeting the various isoforms of TGF-ß, a family of cytokine proteins that plays a significant role in cancer’s ability to escape immune system detection and promote tumor growth. Based on its unique deciphering of the TGF-ß biology, the company has to date amassed an unmatched expertise in discovery and clinical development of oligonucleotides antagonists of the various TGF-ß isoforms. Much of this knowledge is the result of developing its first-generation compound trabedersen for several cancer indications and up to a Phase III clinical trial. The further development of that compound is focused on a Responder Patient Profiling Program (RPPP), aimed at assessing the genetic profile and responder biomarkers of patients suffering from cancer to establish correlations between tumor biology and response to anti-TGF-ß oligonucleotides. This unique proprietary program will allow Isarna Therapeutics to select the right patients who will be best suited for treatment not only by trabedersen but also by any of the next generation of TGF-ß inhibitors entering clinical development.

“Our goal as a company is to solidify our strengths in the TGF-ß isoform family and remain a lean and focused organization capable of rapidly advancing compounds into mid-stage clinical development,” added Dr. Calais.

About Isarna Therapeutics

Isarna Therapeutics has an unmatched commitment to developing TGF-ß inhibitors that stimulate the human immune system to effectively fight cancer. We are advancing a unique pipeline of novel oligonucleotides and combination modalities to transcend clinical response and improve patient outcomes.

Contact information

Dr. Andrea Kottke,

Head Medical Affairs and Communication, Isarna Therapeutics

media@isarna-therapeutics.com

or

Gretchen Schweitzer,

MacDougall Biomedical Communications

gschweitzer@macbiocom.com

+49 172 861 8540

Help employers find you! Check out all the jobs and post your resume.


Read at BioSpace.com

   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES