CAMBRIDGE, UK – 7 March 2022 – Mission Therapeutics (“Mission”), a drug discovery and development company focused on protein homeostasis by selectively inhibiting deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs), today announced that its VP of Translational Science, Dr Andy Pearce, will attend and present at the Babraham Research Campus Signalling Event on 9 March 2022.
In his presentation, titled ‘Targeting Deubiquitinase Enzymes for Treatment of a Broad Spectrum of Diseases’, Andy will discuss the Company, discovery platform, cross disease interest, and data from its lead program, USP30. The presentation at 13.35 will include time for questions and Andy will be available for one-to-one meetings.
Mission Therapeutics has built a world-leading proprietary DUB platform for the discovery and development of first-in-class drugs that selectively target specific disease-associated DUBs. As the VP of Translational Science, Dr Pearce leads the Translational Science department and drug discovery projects. He previously led projects and research groups for over 15 years at Novartis and GSK.
The Signalling Event will focus on the range of R&D ongoing across the Babraham campus, as well as highlighting scientific services and capabilities available on site.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
|Mission Therapeutics Ltd
Anker Lundemose MD PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1223 607 340
Melanie Toyne-Sewell / Katie Duffell
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7457 2013
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About Mission Therapeutics
Mission Therapeutics is an early-stage drug development company targeting the ubiquitin pathway for the treatment of kidney disease, neurodegenerative disease, rare mitochondrial diseases and fibrosis. The Company has built a leading platform for the discovery and development of first-in-class, small molecule drugs that selectively target deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) – an emerging drug class that is attracting significant commercial interest in the area of protein homeostasis.
Mission has strong links with key academic and research centers, including Prof. Steve Jackson’s Cancer Research UK Laboratories at the University of Cambridge Gurdon Institute, and leading UK centres in neurodegenerative diseases. The Company also has secured major industry partnerships, including its collaboration with AbbVie in November 2018, for the research and preclinical development of specified DUB inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. The Company is managed by a team with broad international, commercial and clinical-science experience.
To date the Company has received £73 million / $101 million in funding and its investors comprise blue chip institutional and corporate investors including: Pfizer Venture Investments, Sofinnova Partners, Roche Venture Fund, SR One, IP Group and Rosetta Capital. Mission Therapeutics was founded in 2011 and is based at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, UK.