Morphotek(R), Inc. Announces a Research Collaboration Agreement with Synageva BioPharma Corporation to Develop Potential Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Disease
Under the terms of the agreement, Synageva will use its proprietary Synageva Expression Platform (SEP(TM)) technology and its expertise to produce and develop a therapeutic monoclonal antibody. SEP(TM) is an integrated platform of proprietary systems for protein production, processing and purification.
“Morphotek is an industry leader in antibody discovery and development,” said
“We have a rich pipeline of antibody products such as MORAb-003, or farletuzumab, for ovarian cancer in Phase III, MORAb-009 for pancreatic cancer in Phase II and MORAb-004 that is pan-cancer specific in Phase I,” stated
Through the use of its proprietary MORPHODOMA(R) technology, Morphotek develops optimized antibodies, including antibodies optimized for affinity and/or titer, for therapeutic applications and high-titer manufacturing cell lines. The company has assembled a portfolio of lead human and humanized antibodies to antigens associated with cancer, neovascular, inflammatory and infectious disease. The antibodies within the company’s pipeline are targeted against antigens licensed from its collaborative partners.
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Synageva BioPharma Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing novel, next generation, and follow-on protein therapeutics that leverage the unique competitive advantages of its proprietary Synageva Expression Platform (SEP(TM)). Synageva’s development programs address specific unmet medical or market needs in several therapeutic areas including oncology, organ dysfunction, autoimmune diseases and rare disorders. The company has generated a diverse pipeline of product candidates including high-potency monoclonal antibodies with up to 100 fold increased ADCC (Antibody Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity), novel proteins for rare diseases, and next generation and follow-on cytokines. Further information regarding Synageva BioPharma Corporation is available at www.synageva.com.
SOURCE Morphotek, Inc.