Signum Biosciences has entered into an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to collaborate on Signum's phosphatase screening technology and Phosphoprotein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A). The agreement provides Signum with research support and milestone payments. GSK receives the exclusive right of Signum's proprietary phosphatase screening technology for GSK's research and development activities in neurosciences.
GSK and Signum will undertake a broad R&D collaboration to screen and identify PP2A targeted compounds including those bridging the link between PP2A methylation and tau hyperphosphorylation.
Maxwell Stock, president of Signum Biosciences, commented, "GSK is an ideal partner for Signum. We will develop therapeutics using our phosphatase screening technology in an alliance that utilizes the expertise of both companies. We are proud to be working in collaboration with a leading pharmaceutical company in innovative research and development. Collaborations such as these allow partners to share knowledge, expertise and resources and thereby provide a highly effective way of progressing cutting edge research and developing an effective drug."