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Scintomics and 1717 Life Science Ventures Team up in the Joint Venture PENTIXAPHARM to Develop CXCR4-Targeted Theranostics

>> Scintomics GmbH and 1717 Life Science Ventures GmbH announced today to have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of the theranostic pair PentixaFor / PentixaTher.
PentixaPharm GmbH, based in Würzburg, is committed to develop PentixaFor and PentixaTher as a theranostic radiopharmaceutical pair, specifically targeting the CXCR4-receptor expressed in most fast progressing diseases, particularly malignant cancers.
“We are delighted that in 1717 LSV we have found a strong partner with an outstanding expertise in the clinical development of precision oncologics. Taking the various recent and successful proof-of-concept studies with PentixaFor and PentixaTher in men into account, this joint venture creates optimal conditions for the effective and swift clinical development of this unrivalled and unique pair of theranostic drugs”, said Prof. Hans-Jürgen Wester, PhD, Founder of Scintomics and Chair for Pharmaceutical Radiochemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
“The introduction of 68Ga-PentixaFor may be regarded as a milestone for clinical PET imaging of CXCR4 expressing malignancies”, added Dr. Hakim Bouterfa Co-founder of 1717 LSV GmbH and CEO of PentixaPharm. “Now we will focus on the next major step to provide CXCR4-directed endoradiotherapy in prospective clinical trials.”

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