Ossianix Cracks Open The Blood-Brain Barrier
By using the binding region of shark antibodies as a carrier to cross the blood-brain barrier, Ossianix reckons it has made significant progress against an issue that has held back the development of CNS-active neurological therapies.
You may also be interested in...
AdAlta CEO Sam Cobb discusses development of the company's novel technology platform that engineers the key stability features of the antigen binding domain of shark antibodies into human proteins to create unique compounds, known as i-bodies, for therapeutic intervention in disease.
A strategic investment from CNS specialist H. Lundbeck A/S will allow Ossianix to undertake preclinical proof-of-concept studies that, in turn, could permit the Philadelphia-based start-up to raise further money in a Series A round sometime in 2013, according to CEO Frank Walsh.
Interview: recently appointed CEO Richard Francis will apply his background in big pharma and biotech to building the UK start-up Purespring Therapeutics with a focus on using gene therapy technology to target renal diseases.