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Wellspring Biosciences Founder Publishes In Nature On Discovery of Small Molecule Inhibitors of K-Ras
Date:11/20/2013

ve arrangement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to develop first-in-class therapeutics against G12C K-Ras for the treatment of cancer.  Under the agreement, Araxes Pharma will advance the program through Phase I to clinical proof-of-concept.  Thereafter, Janssen has an option for the continued development and worldwide commercialization of products arising under the agreement.

The paper, titled "Inhibitors of K-Ras G12C allosterically control GTP affinity and effector interactions" was made available on November 20, 2013 in the advanced online publication of Nature at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12796.

About Wellspring Biosciences

Wellspring Biosciences LLC is a privately held, drug discovery and development company committed to creating breakthrough medicines for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases.  Our team has a proven track record, having previously played pivotal roles in the discovery of clinical-stage compounds for the treatment of cancer and immune-mediated inflammatory diseases at Intellikine.  Araxes Pharma LLC, an affiliate of Wellspring Biosciences, is engaged in an exclusive arrangement with Janssen Biotech, Inc.  Wellspring Biosciences is located in La Jolla, California.  For more information, please visit the company's website at www.wellspringbiosciences.com.

Contact: Anna Nadolski, 858-500-8803, anna@wellspringbiosciences.com


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