Morphochem AG, a leader in novel chemistries for small molecule drug discovery, has announced that one of its leading programmes, inhibitors of blood coagulation Factor Xa, led to the identification of novel, orally available anti-thrombotics in preclinical studies. Details of these preclinical studies will be presented at a meeting of investment analysts and pharmaceutical executives to be held in Basel on 21st November.
Commenting on the Factor Xa programme, Dr Lutz Weber, CEO of Morphochem said,
"Our strategy is to progress series of compounds into development as we apply the drug discovery engine that we built. The Factor Xa compounds are validating this approach. They have emerged from our protease target platform, are generated by applying our novel MCR chemistries and proprietary MolMind© technologies, and have moved from assay implementation to advanced preclinical compounds in less than three years, a significant achievement."
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