APR-246 has been developed based upon results from researcher at the Karolinska Institute. The researchers have discovered that the substance is more efficacious in cancer cells than normal cells, which indicates it could produce significantly fewer side effects than conventional cancer treatments. By inducing the protein p53 the compound makes sure that the cellular suicide program is activated to eliminate the cancer cells. This has been shown in laboratories and animal studies with good results. A unique characteristic of the substance is that it can activate p53 even when the gene is inactivated due to a mutation. Cancers with mutated p53 are often resistant to conventional treatment.
About Karolinska Development
Karolinska Development manages one of the largest portfolios of life science companies in Europe. Using a unique, highly cost efficient business model, the management team guides the commercialization of world class life science innovations, helping to shape the next generation Pharma industry. Since 2003, Karolinska Development has built a portfolio of some 40 companies; among the company's projects 12 compounds are undergoing clinical trials. The portfolio contains a total of 21 potential first-in-class products. http://www.karolinskadevelopment.com
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