Tag: Antibody Drug 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 Therapeutics – 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 (ADCs) to be recognized as potent therapies targeting a wide range of indications, including solid tumors and hematological malignancies. ADC Therapeutics are engineered therapies comprised of monoclonal antibodies


Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) have captured the attention of both large and small pharmaceutical companies, and academic / research institutions, for more than a decade. For the past few years, several failures of clinical trials were blamed for the lack of interest of some companies in this therapeutic approach. However, after a decade-long dribble of

ADCs Pipeline Update: Avacta Partners with ADC Therapeutics

On November 1, 2019, Avacta Group and ADC Therapeutics have announced a collaboration agreement for the development of novel drug candidates. What is the objective of the collaboration: The partnership will aim at the development of drugs combining ADC Therapeutics’ pyrrolobenzodiazepine-based cytotoxic warheads with Avacta’s Affimer targeting platform. What are the financial terms of the agreement: The detailed

ADCs Pipeline Update: Daiichi Sankyo Initiates Clinical Trial

On October 31, 2019, Daiichi Sankyo and Sarah Cannon Research Institute announced the dosing of the first patient in a first-in-human phase 1/2 study (NCT04145622) evaluating DS-7300. What is DS-7300: DS-7300 is an investigational B7-H3 targeting antibody-drug conjugate (ADC). What is B7-H3: It is a Type I transmembrane protein belonging to the B7 family, which includes immune checkpoint