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Esperance Pharmaceuticals Completes $7.5 Million Series B Financing
Date:6/1/2011

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Esperance is using its CLYP™ technology to develop a robust portfolio of novel targeted membrane-disrupting peptides (tMDPs) to selectively destroy cancer cells that express target receptors. EP-100, the lead candidate, is designed to seek and destroy cancer cells that over-express luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) receptors on their surfaces and is currently in a Phase 1 study in patients with advanced solid tumors. LHRH receptors are over-expressed in a wide range of human cancers including breast, prostate, endometrial, pancreatic, ovarian, skin, testicular and blood cancers. In addition to EP-100, Esperance has other drug candidates in preclinical stages of development, all of which have a unique targeting mechanism of action whereby candidates bind specifically and exclusively to surface antigens or receptors on cancer cells.

About Esperance Pharmaceuticals

Esperance Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical stage company developing a new class of targeted anticancer drugs using its Cationic Lytic Peptide (CLYP™) platform technology. These drug candidates, called targeted membrane-disrupting peptides (tMDPs) and antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) selectively seek and destroy cancer cells, including cells known to be resistant to chemotherapeutic drugs, without harming normal cells. Targeting occurs through binding to specific receptors and antigens on the cell's surface. The Company was founded on patented technology discovered by scientists at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the Louisiana State (LSU) Ag Center and LSU main campus. Founding investors include the Louisiana Fund I, Themelios Ventures and Research Corporation Technologies. Additional investors include Sanofi, Advantage Capital Partners/Louisiana Technology Fund and private investors. More information can be found at www.esperancepharma.com.


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