Cellectar plans to submit its lead molecule, CLR1404, for IND (Investigational New Drug) status with the FDA in the coming weeks in order to enter Phase 1 clinical trials during the summer of 2008.
Cellectar LLC is a radiopharmaceuticals company that designs and develops products to detect, treat and monitor a wide variety of human cancers. Cellectar's novel product candidates combine lipid-like molecules, phospholipid ethers (PLEs), with radioisotopes that can either image or destroy malignant cells. Cellectar's products' unique mechanism of action is based on their selective accumulation and retention in malignant tumors and not normal cells. The company's operations are based in Madison, WI. Cellectar has previously raised approximately $9.0 million from angel investors; including Continuum Investment Partners. For further information about Cellectar, visit the company website at http://www.cellectar.com.
Cellectar's lead product candidate, CLR1404, is a phospholipid ether (PLE) combined with the radiolabel 131Iodine. Preclinical studies have shown that this compound is selectively retained in malignant cells. In pre-clinical studies, CLR1404 was taken up and retained in 100% of the 40+ malignant tumor types tested. Cellectar plans to move the compound into phase I clinical trials in mid-2008.
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