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Aegera Therapeutics Initiates A Randomized Phase 2 Combination Study of AEG35156 for 1st Line Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Date:1/8/2009

ncer cells acquire multiple mutations that disable their normal response to apoptotic triggers. AEG35156, a second generation antisense which targets XIAP, is designed to lower the apoptotic threshold of cancer cells, enhancing their sensitivity to intrinsic death and chemotherapy, without harming healthy cells. Aegera's published data with AEG35156, both in vitro and in vivo, strongly supports this hypothesis, and validates XIAP as a novel drug target for the development of anti-cancer therapeutics.

About Aegera Therapeutics Inc.

Aegera Therapeutics is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel targeted therapies that address major unmet medical needs. In addition to AEG35156, Aegera has two additional programs in clinical development for the treatment of cancer and neuropathic pain. Details of these programs can be found on Aegera's website at www.aegera.com.


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