- CytoDyn signs definitive agreement to acquire privately held ProstaGene
- Gets access to CCR5 technologies related to cancer
- Lead candidate PRO 140 set for Investigational New Drug (IND) application in first cancer indication, expanding CytoDyn’s focus beyond HIV
With its planned acquisition of ProstaGene, LLC, CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB: CYDY) is expanding its focus beyond HIV and graft-versus-host disease to open up a new front in the fight against cancer. ProstaGene is developing metastasis control technology that targets the chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5), a protein on the surface of white blood cells. Metastasis is the spread of cancer beyond the original tumor, a phenomenon that contributes to the disease’s deadliness. Studies have suggested that the use of CCR5 antagonists as adjuvants may bolster anti-tumor immune responses.
CytoDyn recently announced signing a definitive agreement to acquire privately held ProstaGene, expected to be finalized in November. CytoDyn also confirmed that Richard G. Pestell, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.R.A.C.P., founder and CEO of ProstaGene, will join CytoDyn as its…
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