Physiomics plc (AIM: PYC), the consultancy company offering expertise in mathematical modelling and simulation to enable smarter decision making in drug development for the biopharma industry, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to work with Cancer Research UK.
Physiomics will use its PKPD modelling capabilities to support the Cancer Research UK sponsored early phase clinical development of ALETA-001, a CAR-T cell engager candidate for the treatment of blood cancers developed by Aleta Biotherapeutics. The PKPD modelling project is expected to be completed during this calendar year.
Dr Jim Millen, CEO said: “We are delighted to be working with Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity. Although we have previously worked with clients whose early clinical trials are sponsored by Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development, this project marks the first occasion on which Physiomics has worked directly with Cancer Research UK.”
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Notes to Editor
Physiomics plc (AIM: PYC) is an oncology consultancy using mathematical models to support the development of cancer treatment regimens and personalised medicine solutions. The Company’s Virtual Tumour™ technology uses computer modelling to predict the effects of cancer drugs and treatments to improve the success rate of drug discovery and development projects while reducing time and cost. The predictive capability of Physiomics’ technologies have been confirmed by over 90 projects, involving over 40 targets and 70 drugs, and has worked with clients such as Merck KGaA, Astellas, Merck & Co and Bicycle Therapeutics.
About Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development
Cancer Research UK has an impressive record of developing novel treatments for cancer. The Cancer Research UK Centre for Drug Development has been pioneering the development of new cancer treatments for 25 years, taking over 140 potential new anti-cancer agents into clinical trials in patients. It currently has a portfolio of 21 new anti-cancer agents in preclinical development, Phase I or early Phase II clinical trials. Six of these new agents have made it to market including temozolomide for brain cancer, abiraterone for prostate cancer and rucaparib for ovarian cancer. Two other drugs are in late development Phase III trials.
About Aleta Biotherapeutics
Aleta’s mission is to create cell therapeutics that provide robust and durable clinical benefit for patients suffering from advanced hematologic cancers and refractory solid tumors. Aleta’s CAR-T Engager technology incorporates potent multi-antigen targeting, optimal T cell fitness, and persistence to aggressively attack cancers. We use this technology to build programs that solve specific clinical issues, including cell therapy relapses due to antigen loss and the challenge of overcoming solid tumor heterogeneity. Our lead development program has won landmark clinical support from Cancer Research UK and will enter Phase1/2 trials in 2023.