We established a strategic collaboration with Heptares Therapeutics in 2016 to discover, develop and commercialise novel antibody therapeutics targeting a number of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) with an initial focus on immuno-oncology.
Under the agreement, Heptares Therapeutics, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sosei Group Corporation, will apply its StaR® platform to create stable antigens based on multiple GPCR targets that we select in partnership. Our Kymab teams will then use our Kymouse™ human antibody discovery platform to generate antibodies in response to immunisation with these antigens.
The Kymouse™ platform will assure the highest probability of finding the best-in-class antibodies with highly attractive drug properties. We will take forward promising leads using the complementary skills, resources and development capabilities of the two companies in order to bring innovative products into the clinic.