Serina Therapeutics Announces Agreement with the Scripps Research Institute for Development of Polymer-Antibody Drug Conjugates
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Serina Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical research and development company that has developed a proprietary, patented polymer technology for drug development, announced today that the company has entered into a research agreement with the Scripps Research Institute for development of polymer-antibody drug conjugates (Polymer-ADCs). The nature of the agreement and the financial terms were not disclosed.
“Antibody drug conjugates represent one of the most exciting areas of drug development in oncology,” according to Dr. Randall Moreadith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Serina Therapeutics, Inc. “The ability to target antibodies that are “pay-loaded” with a potent cytotoxic agent has started to produce the first generation of approved antibody drug conjugates. Our polymer technology platform is uniquely suited to advance this field. We are very excited about working with some of the premier antibody scientists in the world at the Scripps Research Institute to develop next-generation ADCs.”
Serina Therapeutics is a privately held pharmaceutical company located at the Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, AL that develops novel polymer therapeutics based on its proprietary polyoxazoline (POZ) technology platforms. The founders and managers of Serina were formerly the key principals of Shearwater Polymers, a company that enabled twelve approved polyethylene glycol (PEG) products for various pharmaceutical partners. Besides developing its own pipeline of pharmaceutical products for Parkinson’s disease and cancer, Serina is also partnering its technology with pharmaceutical companies to develop high value products addressing unmet clinical needs.
For more information on Serina Therapeutics, please visit http://www.serinatherapeutics.com
About Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world’s largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. Over the past decades, TSRI has developed a lengthy track record of major contributions to science and health, including laying the foundation for new treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, and other diseases. The institute employs about 3,000 people on its campuses in La Jolla, CA, and Jupiter, FL, where it’s renowned scientists–including three Nobel laureates–work toward their next discoveries. The institute’s graduate program, which awards PhD degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among the top ten of its kind in the nation. For more information, see www.scripps.edu.
CONTACT: Randall Moreadith, 256-327-0470, firstname.lastname@example.org
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