Pixatimod is under clinical development by Zucero Therapeutics and currently in Phase II for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. According to GlobalData, Phase II drugs for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer have a 34% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Phase III. GlobalData’s report assesses how Pixatimod’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Pixatimod overview

Pixatimod (PG-545) is under development for the treatment of advanced solid tumors including microsatelite stable metastatic colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, metastatic colorectal cancer and metastatic melanoma, metastatic pancreatic cancer, metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, dengue and coronavirus disease 2019. It is administered through intravenous and subcutaneous (as a lyophilized powder) routes. It is a small molecule heparin sulfate mimetic. The drug candidate acts by targeting heparanase enzyme, VEGF, FGF-1, FGF-2, and TLR9 (toll-like receptor 9). It was also under development for the treatment of solid tumors (subcutaneous route).

Zucero Therapeutics overview

Zucero Therapeutics formerly Zucero Therapeutics Pty Ltd is a biotechnology company, which strives to discover and develop modified sugar compounds for the treatment of cancer. Its pipeline product candidate, PG545 (pixatimod, pINN), a new immunomodulatory agent, stimulates myeloid cells (M1 macrophages and dendritic cells (DC)). Initially, it stimulates the DC, leading to the activation of natural killer (NK) cells that are capable of destroying lymphomas. Next, it blocks tumour-associated macrophages (TAMs), in mouse models, which causes the inhibition of heparanase. PG545 completed a phase Ia clinical trial as a monotherapy in solid tumors and other inflammatory conditions. The company has research office in Darra, Queensland, Australia. Zucero Therapeutics is headquartered in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

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