VANCOUVER, Wash., US and OXFORD, UK, December 20, 2023 — Absci (Nasdaq: ABSI), a generative AI drug creation company, and PrecisionLife®, a leading computational biology company driving precision medicine in complex chronic diseases, today announced a collaboration to develop a joint portfolio of potential therapeutics addressing unmet medical needs. The collaboration combines Absci’s speed and strength in antibody design and optimization with PrecisionLife’s deep understanding of complex disease biology and expertise in identifying the mechanisms, drug targets and treatments that are relevant to specific patients to create a pipeline of novel biotherapeutics.
Under the partnership, Absci and PrecisionLife will work together to discover and develop a shared pipeline of biotherapeutics for up to five mutually agreed-upon targets and indications, then jointly evaluate options to most effectively advance programs against such targets. Absci and PrecisionLife will actively collaborate to select chronic disease drug targets linked to patients with unmet clinical needs and maximize the innovation potential of their respective approaches. The Partners will share in the potential value of programs developed against any specific targets.
“Absci’s partnership with PrecisionLife combines our complementary strengths with the aim of creating a high-value pipeline of novel therapeutics,” said Sean McClain, Absci Founder & CEO. “PrecisionLife’s exceptional ability to unravel complex disease biology complements our AI-driven approach, enabling us to jointly accelerate the development of potentially effective therapeutics for the patients who need them.”
"PrecisionLife is excited to partner with Absci," said Steve Gardner, CEO & Co-founder of PrecisionLife. "Our partnership demonstrates the transformational innovation potential of coupling leading generative AI approaches with PrecisionLife’s unique disease biology insights to accelerate and de-risk the development of new precision medicines for patients with unmet medical needs."
With this new partnership, Absci has now signed ten new Active Programs this year, achieving the Company’s outlook for 2023.