PrecisionLife Announces Strategic CNS Drug Development Collaboration with Nanopharmaceutics

• Collaboration to accelerate and de-risk clinical development of Nanopharmaceutics CNS portfolio.
• Agreement to utilize PrecisionLife’s combinatorial analytics platform to identify genetic biomarkers that will optimize patient selection across multiple CNS clinical trials.

Oxford, UK, and Alachua, US, 15 June 2023 – PrecisionLife, a leading techbio company driving precision medicine into complex chronic diseases, and Nanopharmaceutics, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical development company, announced today a strategic collaboration aiming to accelerate and de-risk the development of Nanopharmaceutics’ portfolio of central nervous system (CNS) assets.

The collaboration will leverage PrecisionLife’s proprietary combinatorial analytics platform to analyze patient genomic profiles and identify target-specific genetic biomarkers for each of Nanopharmaceutics’ CNS drug development programs. These biomarkers will be based on combinations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) specifically associated with Nanopharmaceutics’ drugs’ mechanisms of action and the development indication.

As part of the collaboration, PrecisionLife will support Nanopharmaceutics in the clinical development of their CNS programs by identifying patient stratification biomarkers to link the development compounds’ mechanisms of action to the patient subgroups with the highest likelihood of demonstrating positive outcomes in clinical trials, optimizing patient selection. The terms of the collaboration also include an option for Nanopharmaceutics to negotiate an exclusive right to the patient stratification biomarkers discovered through the PrecisionLife platform.

This precision medicine approach has the potential to significantly increase the probability of clinical trial success rates, even in the most complex chronic diseases. Beyond the applications set out in this collaboration, PrecisionLife biomarkers may also serve as invaluable complementary diagnostic tools, expediting the approval of new therapeutic products and facilitating the swift delivery of the latest medicines to patients with unmet medical needs.

Commenting on the collaboration, James Talton, PhD, President and CEO of Nanopharmaceutics, stated: "We're thrilled to partner with PrecisionLife, a company that shares our commitment to creating targeted therapeutic products for patients. By leveraging PrecisionLife’s innovative approach, Nanopharmaceutics aims to enhance the precision and effectiveness of clinical trials for CNS disorders, which have historically presented numerous challenges due to their complexity.”

Steve Gardner, PhD, CEO and Co-founder of PrecisionLife, added: "PrecisionLife excels in the identification of the combinations of genetic and non-genetic features responsible for an individual’s disease subtypes, enabling the design of smaller, faster-to-readout clinical trials targeted at each drug's mechanism of action. We're delighted to support Nanopharmaceutics in their clinical development with precision biomarkers, accelerating and de-risking the development of targeted therapeutic products for patients who urgently need them."

This collaboration between PrecisionLife and Nanopharmaceutics marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of precision medicine for complex chronic diseases, by using mechanistic patient stratification biomarkers to inform clinical trial design and transform the lives of patients.

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Noah Konig, Marketing Director, PrecisionLife / +44 (0)1865 575170