Atlantic Healthcare plc
Atlantic is an emerging UK biopharmaceutical company that in-licenses or acquires on a global or major regional basis niche late stage clinical development or heritage marketed products that will be prescribed by specialist hospital physicians. Atlantic is seeking ex-US licensees for Alicaforsen, its Phase 3 ready anti-inflammatory antisense oligonucleotide indicated for pouchitis (orphan disease) and for active distal colitis.
Based on the ground breaking Nature publication ‘Automated design of ligands to polypharmacological profiles’ and with several commercial collaborations underway ex scientia is the first company to develop a systematic approach to tailoring drugs against polypharmacology profiles for superior clinical efficacy. We are exploiting our advanced technologies to develop compounds with tailored selectivity and in particular a portfolio of efficacious bispecific drugs.
Our bispecific design technology delivers efficacious small molecule drugs binding novel target combinations, either within or between gene families. By hitting multiple nodes in the cellular network simultaneously better clinical efficacy can be achieved.
Non-specific, promiscuous interactions with undesired proteins frequently cause drug toxicity and adverse effects. Our tailored selectivity technology can be applied to the discovery of drug candidates with desired selectivity, thereby reducing side effects and toxicity.
Advances in phenotypic screening are opening new ways to deliver improved medicines. Our phenotypic design technologies can generate and optimise effective molecules using high content phenotypic data without prior consideration of the targets.