Category: ADC Conjugation

ADC Conjugation – An Innovative Approach for Optimizing Targeted Delivery

Over the years, researchers and scientists have been on the lookout to find effective ways to treat various types of oncological disorders. This is because one of the approaches, such as chemotherapy, results in killing of both healthy and cancerous cells. Therefore, an innovative approach that can kill the targeted cell while minimizing toxicity was

Merck Enters into a Development Agreement with Daiichi for Antibody Drug Conjugates

On 23 October 2023, Merck announced a development agreement for Daiichi Sankyo’s clinical-phase antibody-drug conjugate, namely patritumab deruxtecan (HER3-DXd), ifinatamab deruxtecan (I-DXd), and raludotatug deruxtecan (R-DXd), targeting cancer. Merck has invested $5.5 billion to jointly develop three of its candidate cancer drugs and is likely to invest up to $22 billion in addition depending on

Antibody Drug Conjugates Market: The Future of Novel Therapies

Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) are an upcoming class of targeted therapeutic agents that have garnered the attention of pharmaceutical companies, and academic / research institutions across the world. Fundamentally, these complex biotherapeutic entities represent the combination of the target specificity of an antibody and the therapeutic features of a chemotherapy / cytotoxic drug. Such conjugates

ADC Therapeutics – Alternative to Traditional Anticancer Therapies

Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are an upcoming class of targeted therapeutic agents that have captured the attention of both large and small pharmaceutical companies, and academic / research institutions from all across the world. Fundamentally, these complex biotherapeutic entities demonstrate the combination of target specificity of an antibody and therapeutic features of a chemotherapy / cytotoxic

ADC Therapy – A Potential Tool Against Cancer

Over the years, various technological advancements, such as antibody engineering for site-specific conjugation and enhanced pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties, have paved the way for antibody drug conjugates to be recognized as potent therapies (ADC therapy) targeting a wide range of indications, including solid tumors and hematological malignancies. ADC therapy is an engineered therapy comprised of

Antibody Drug Conjugates Manufacturing: How Are the Contract Manufacturers Supporting the Growing Demand

Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) manufacturing known as the 21st Century Magic Bullets, have emerged as a promising class of targeted therapies being developed for the treatment of cancer. Two decades ago, in the year 2000, the domain witnessed the approval of first ADC known as Mylotarg®, by the US FDA.  This was followed by the

Technological Evolution of ADC Conjugation Platforms

Last week, I wrote an article on the key innovators in ADC therapeutics space, Technological highlighting the key winners at the 6th World ADC Awards. One of the winners, that has really impressed several drug developers in this space, is Zymeworks. The company has its proprietary conjugation Technological platform, ZymeLink™, which offers site-specificity and customization