Starpharma, AstraZeneca sign cancer drug agreement

Starpharma, AstraZeneca sign cancer drug agreement

5:55 AM, 6th September 2012
Starpharma, AstraZeneca sign cancer drug agreement

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Starpharma Holdings Ltd signed an agreement with global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca giving AstraZeneca the right to test certain proprietary Starpharma oncology molecules based on Starpharma’s dendrimer technology. AstraZeneca will undertake oncology studies using specific Starpharma drug-dendrimer conjugate molecules.

The primary objective of the programme is to access the suitability of the dendrimer constructs for particular applications within the cancer field. The identity of the anti-cancer molecules to be studied is covered by confidentiality restrictions, but Starpharma notes that the arrangement does not relate to docetaxel or to dendrimer conjugates of docetaxel. Further details of the arrangement between the parties were not disclosed.

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