Firms, Nonprofits Join For TB, Cancer R&D | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 40 | p. 27 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 1, 2012

Firms, Nonprofits Join For TB, Cancer R&D

Department: Business
Keywords: drug development, tuberculosis, cancer

Sanofi and the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development have set up a new research collaboration to study compounds to treat tuberculosis. The partners will work on optimizing and developing several compounds from Sanofi that show activity against the bacterium that causes TB. Lead compounds were identified via high-throughput screening and as derivatives of natural products. In another deal, Constellation Pharmaceuticals has joined with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to develop inhibitors of bromodomain and extra-terminal proteins to treat hematologic malignancies. LLS will provide up to $7.5 million to support the Cambridge, Mass.-based epigenetics company through a Phase I clinical trial plan.

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