Ascenta Therapeutics

Debiopharm, Ascenta ink exclusive license agreement

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Debiopharm Group and Ascenta Therapeutics have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement concerning the development and commercialization of AT-406 (called Debio 1143 by Debiopharm) a small molecule IAP inhibitor currently in phase I development. By targeting inhibitors of apoptosis proteins, AT-406 (or Debio 1143) can induce cancer cell death and/or potentiate the efficacy of other treatments and is expected to be effective in the treatment of various cancers in combination with anti-cancer therapies.

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