AstraZeneca in pact for inhaled drugs | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 19 | p. 13 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 8, 2017

AstraZeneca in pact for inhaled drugs

Department: Business
Keywords: drug delivery, respiratory disease, inhaled drugs

AstraZeneca will pay $57.5 million plus potential milestone payments for access to Pieris Pharmaceuticals’ PRS-060, an engineered protein being developed for respiratory diseases. PRS-060 is what Pieris calls an anticalin, a protein that can mimic antibodies by binding to sites either on other proteins or on small molecules. Unlike an antibody, anticalins can be delivered by inhalation. PRS-060 targets interleukin-4 receptor α, which plays a role in asthma.

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