Boehringer options Autifony compounds | January 1, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 1 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 1 | p. 13 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 1, 2018

Boehringer options Autifony compounds

Department: Business
Keywords: Pharmaceuticals, Autifony, schizophrenia, neuroscience

Boehringer Ingelheim will pay nearly $30 million up front for the option to acquire Autifony Therapeutics’ voltage-gated potassium channel modulator platform. The pact includes AUT00206, currently in a Phase II study to treat schizophrenia. Autifony was spun off of GlaxoSmithKline in 2011 to develop modulators of Kv3 voltage-gated potassium channels, which allow neurons to fire with precision. Its compounds are also being studied as treatments for hearing disorders and rare neurological disorders such as fragile X syndrome.

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