Institutions to Conduct Disease-Specific Pre-clinical Studies with the Company’s Proprietary Investigational Compounds
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Context Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to creating new medicines for cancer, fibrosis, and neurodegenerative disease, today announced that the company has entered into agreements with three research partners. The company will collaborate with experts in the field of Sigma1 protein and its role in disease biology at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Synergie Lyon Cancer. Context will work with investigators at these institutions to determine the role of Sigma1 in certain animal disease models and to evaluate the activity of its proprietary Sigma1 inhibitors in biopsy explant models, animal models, and human cellular systems.
Context is forging a new and different path for the creation of first-in-class treatments for cancer, fibrosis, and neurodegenerative disease, building on pioneering leadership of Dr. Felix Kim, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, in the allosteric modulation of Sigma1. Key to the company’s advancement is complementing its internal expertise by accessing unique capabilities of leading research collaborators in the Sigma1 field. These collaborations assist Context in rapidly building its biology infrastructure to support the company’s significant achievements in chemistry. Under the terms of the collaborations Context will work with scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Synergie Lyon Cancer as follows. Financial details were not disclosed.