Epizyme retains all U.S. rights to EPZ-5676 and has granted Celgene an exclusive license to EPZ-5676 outside of the United States. Epizyme is working with Abbott to develop a companion diagnostic to identify MLL-r patients. Additional information about Epizyme's partnerships is available here: www.epizyme.com/about-us/partnerships/
About Epizyme's Collaboration with GSK
In January 2011, Epizyme entered into a collaboration and license agreement with GSK to discover, develop and commercialize novel small molecule HMT inhibitors directed to three targets from Epizyme's product platform. Additional information about the GSK collaboration is available here: www.epizyme.com/about-us/partnerships/.
About EPZ-6438 and Epizyme's Collaboration with Eisai
Epizyme is developing EPZ-6438, a small molecule inhibitor of EZH2 created with our proprietary product platform, for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients who have an oncogenic (cancer-causing) point mutation in EZH2. In many human cancers, misregulated EZH2 enzyme activity results in misregulation of genes that control cell proliferation—without these control mechanisms, cancer cells are free to grow rapidly.
In June 2013, Epizyme initiated a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of EPZ-6438 in patients with advanced solid tumors or with relapsed or refractory B-cell lymphoma. This program is currently in the dose escalation phase. The company believes EPZ-6438 is the second HMTi to enter human clinical development, following Epizyme's DOT1L inhibitor, EPZ-5676.
Additional information about this program, including clinical trial information, may be found here: http://clinicaltria
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