NEW YORK & LONDON & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2022--
Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM, Euronext Paris: APM) (“Aptorum Group” or “Aptorum”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announces the launch of its oncology and autoimmune discovery and development platform with an initial focus on indications including, but not limited to, non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”) and autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, etc.
Under the platform, Aptorum has and will continue to conduct its screening process for novel first-in-class small molecule and PROTAC (Degrader) based drug candidates. On this basis, Aptorum is currently conducting optimisation for selected candidates as part of its small molecule library for major targets including, but not limited to EGFR, ALK, KRAS, p53 mutations. Aptorum has identified major unmet medical needs in third and fourth generation mutations, where applicable, for NSCLC for example and will be leveraging its existing drug discovery platform to deliver novel therapeutics for such targeted patient group.
Mr. Darren Lui, President and Executive Director, commented, “The exciting launch of our oncology and autoimmune platform, culminating with the discovery and development of small molecule and PROTAC based candidates, if achieved, will help address the significant unmet medical needs for patients suffering from NSCLC (and potentially other cancer types) and autoimmune diseases. For example, the current 5-year, average survival rate for NSCLC is 25%1, despite existing therapies available. Subject to further optimisation and development, we target to deliver these candidates to their respective clinical trial stage at the earliest for such unmet medical needs.”
About Aptorum Group Limited
Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM, Euronext Paris: APM) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic assets to treat diseases with unmet medical needs, particularly in oncology (including orphan oncology indications) and infectious diseases. The pipeline of Aptorum is also enriched through (i) the establishment of drug discovery platforms that enable the discovery of new therapeutics assets through, e.g. systematic screening of existing approved drug molecules, and microbiome-based research platform for treatments of metabolic diseases; and (ii) the co-development of a novel molecular-based rapid pathogen identification and detection diagnostics technology with Accelerate Technologies Pte Ltd, commercialization arm of the Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research.
For more information about Aptorum Group, please visit www.aptorumgroup.com.
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