These upcoming studies are going to be conducted as a joint venture between Regen BioPharma, Inc. and Zander Therapeutics Inc.
SAN DIEGO, October 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Regen BioPharma, Inc. (RGBP) and (RGBPP), reports its researchers have determined that its lead NR2F6 small molecule agonist, RG-NAH005, is now ready for testing in animal models of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Company will pursue this testing as a joint venture with Zander Therapeutics Inc. Zander Therapeutics, Inc. has been granted an exclusive license by Regen to develop and commercialize Regen's NR2F6 intellectual property for veterinary applications.
IBD is a disease caused by persistent and chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and is a term that refers to both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Current treatments include non-specific immune suppressors such as steroids as well as newer drugs recently approved by the FDA.
"Our ex-vivo studies with RG-NAH005 support moving the drug into animal studies where we can measure the effect of the drug on different diseases," says Harry Lander, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regen. "We have elected to look at IBD first as the cytokine profile which is suppressed by RG-NAH005 ex-vivo seems to be potentially important in treating IBD."
The NR2F6 nuclear receptor has been identified as a potentially very important immune cell inhibitor (an immune checkpoint) and cancer stem cell differentiator. The NR2F6 small molecule program at Regen aims to identify antagonists of NR2F6 in an effort to unleash the cancer-killing potential of a patient's own immune system as well as identifying agonists which should suppress the immune system in diseases where the immune system is over-activated, such as autoimmunity and chronic inflammation.
"We are pleased that RG-NAH005 has shown a safety profile that allows us to move it into animal studies," says David Koos, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO of both Regen BioPharma, Inc. and Zander Therapeutics, Inc. "As IBD is both an important issue in both humans and animals, the joint venture of these studies is appropriate for Regen as well as Zander in their pursuit of small molecule therapies for treating autoimmune diseases."
David Koos serves as Chairman & CEO of both Regen BioPharma, Inc. and Zander Therapeutics Inc. Harry Lander serves as President and Chief Scientific Officer of both Regen BioPharma, Inc. and Zander Therapeutics, Inc. Todd S. Caven serves as CFO of both Regen BioPharma, Inc. and Zander Therapeutics Inc. Koos, Lander and Caven also serve as Directors of Zander Therapeutics, Inc. Zander Therapeutics, Inc. is the sole licensee of Regen's NR2F6 intellectual property for veterinary applications.
About Regen BioPharma Inc.:
Regen BioPharma, Inc. is a publicly traded biotechnology company (RGBP) and (RGBPP). The Company is focused on the immunology and immunotherapy space. The Company is focused on rapidly advancing novel technologies through pre-clinical and Phase I/ II clinical trials. Currently, the Company is focused on small molecule therapies for treating cancer and autoimmune disorders. Additional information on Regen BioPharma is available at http://www.regenbiopharmainc.com.
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