Monday, November 13, 2006

CYC116

Cyclacel - which has a CDK inhibitor in P2 - also revealed that their Aurora inhibitor is near IND (CYC116). What's interesting, though, is that in this article (http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/061113/20061113005486.html?.v=1) Cyclacel reveals (I think for the first time) that CYC116 not only inhibits Aurora, but also VEGFR2. This could be a case of limited selectivity being spun as a positive, but if CYC116 is selective for just Aurora and VEGFR2, you'd have an anti-angiogenic cell cycle inhibitor, which would be very interesting, if effective.

Note, Cyclacel also said CYC116 was just about to IND this time last year, and while CYCC has ~$60M in cash on hand, the company's market value is only ~$90M

1 comment:

TotallyMedicinal said...

I don't think this is a rarity, Cyclacel are just the first to say it out loud. I actually wrote a research proposal based on designing dual Aurora-VEGF inhibitors about six months ago as. Didn't fly.

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