Syntrix today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As part of the CRADA, Syntrix will collaborate with NCI’s Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology and Center for Cancer Research to arrange and conduct preclinical and clinical trials to evaluate the investigational immunotherapy agent SX-682.
The collaborative preclinical and clinical studies will be co-led by Dr. Jeffrey Schlom, chief of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Dr. Dean Maeda, Syntrix Director of Medicinal Chemistry and Preclinical Development. Under the CRADA, the investigational immunotherapy SX-682 will be studied alone, and in various combinations with other immunotherapies and standard therapies across a range of cancers.
John Zebala, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Syntrix, said that “We are looking forward to combining our expertise with those at the NCI to explore targeting the immune system using SX-682 in various combinations with other immunotherapies. The CRADA is an important collaboration for us as we seek to realize the full potential of targeting myeloid cells in immunotherapy and ultimately transform cancer treatment.”
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