- Can-Fite signed an agreement with Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, a leading expert in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE American: CANF) (TASE: CANF), a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address oncology and inflammatory diseases, today announced that it entered into an agreement with Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPI) to develop anti-cancer drugs utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques. This project will aim to develop a next-generation A3 adenosine receptor drug agonists that significantly reduce the development time and cost of bringing such drugs to market.
CPI will utilize, apply and use AI and ML tools, including their MegaSyn generative AI method, to design new molecules with high affinity and selectivity to the A3AR Can-Fite target. CPI will also perform the chemical synthesis of the newly designed molecules with the ultimate goal of developing novel and robust anti-cancer drug candidates. Can-Fite will perform the testing of the biological anti-cancer effects and validate the molecular mechanism of the novel, chemically synthesized drug candidates.
“Our vision is to deliver in silico small molecule drug candidates in a better and faster way to patients via a collaboration with Collaborations Pharmaceuticals. Our accumulated experience of bringing anti-cancer drugs which target the A3AR from lab to patients will be implemented into this AI drug development project,” stated Prof. Pnina Fishman, Executive Chairman and CSO at Can-Fite.
“We are delighted that Can-Fite chose our team of experts for this AI-led drug discovery collaboration and look forward to demonstrating what our technology can do,” said Sean Ekins, PhD, DSc., CEO and Founder of Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. We also look forward to complementing their outstanding scientific approach with our integrated technology platform and ability to generate novel and selective molecules."
About Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd.
Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE American: CANF) (TASE: CANF) is an advanced clinical stage drug development Company with a platform technology that is designed to address multi-billion dollar markets in the treatment of cancer, liver, and inflammatory disease. The Company’s lead drug candidate, Piclidenoson recently reported topline results in a Phase III trial for psoriasis and is expected to commence a pivotal Phase III. Can-Fite’s cancer and liver drug, Namodenoson, is being evaluated in a Phase IIb trial for the treatment of steatotic liver disease (SLD), a Phase III pivotal trial for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and the Company is planning a Phase IIa study in pancreatic cancer. Namodenoson has been granted Orphan Drug Designation in the U.S. and Europe and Fast Track Designation as a second line treatment for HCC by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Namodenoson has also shown proof of concept to potentially treat other cancers including colon, prostate, and melanoma. CF602, the Company’s third drug candidate, has shown efficacy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. These drugs have an excellent safety profile with experience in over 1,600 patients in clinical studies to date. For more information please visit: www.can-fite.com.
About Collaborations Pharmaceuticals:
Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. developed MegaSyn for generative drug design. In addition they have developed Assay Central® software for data curation and machine learning as well as curated model collections such as MegaTox®, MegaTrans® and MegaPredict®. Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. performs research and development on innovative therapeutics for multiple rare and neglected diseases and consults for pharmaceutical and consumer product companies. For more information, http://www.collaborationspharma.com/
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