AstraZeneca collaborates on cancer nanomedicine

04/22/2013 | PharmaTimes (U.K.)

AstraZeneca and Bind Therapeutics will collaborate on a targeted, programmable, nanotechnology cancer treatment involving a kinase inhibitor. The nanoparticles, which Bind calls Accurins, selectively accumulate, causing higher drug concentrations at the site of a tumor while sparing healthy tissue. AstraZeneca is also working with Horizon Discovery on a kinase therapy that targets the K-Ras mutation in various cancers, including of the lung and colon.

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