Antoxerene, Inc., a portfolio company of Ichor Therapeutics, Inc., focused on small molecule drug discovery for pathways of aging, announced today the launch of a joint venture with Juvenescence Limited. The joint venture, called FoxBio, Inc., will develop Antoxerene’s collection of small molecules that target senescent cells. Juvenescence will support the venture with $10 million in equity financing and drug development expertise.
Ichor Therapeutics, a pre-clinical contract research organization, recently announced the appointment of Cornelis (Cees) Hendrik Wortel MD, PhD to the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Wortel brings over 25 years of experience to Ichor, having worked as a senior (bio) pharmaceutical executive for early stage and established companies, both nationally and internationally. Most notably, he has been involved in the development of Remicade® (the first anti-TNF biological drug) and in a very large number of clinical trials, Phase I to IV, bringing innovative first-in-class drugs to market.
A landmark biotechnology was published for the first time in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Biochemistry. The article, “RPtag as an orally bioavailable, hyper stable epitope tag and generalizable protein binding scaffold,” describes a foundational technology that could have huge implications in drug discovery, diagnostics, and clinical antibody therapy.
The 2018 Undoing Aging Conference, co-hosted by SENS Research Foundation and Michael Greve’s Forever Healthy Foundation, is a scientific forum focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage. It provides a platform for leading researchers from around the world to share their work in stem cells, senescent cells, immunotherapies, biomarkers, and drug discovery.
Aaron Wolfe expects to finish up his Ph.D. in physics this semester. He has been working on his doctorate since 2011 and should have been done by now, he says, but a few things have gotten in the way—like helping to run a company, Ichor Therapeutics, of which he is chief operating officer.