Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We are a biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class therapies for cancer. Imetelstat, a novel, first-in-class telomerase inhibitor, is our product candidate in clinical development. Telomerase enables cancer cells to maintain telomere length, which provides them with the capacity for limitless cellular replication. Imetelstat is a potent and specific inhibitor of telomerase. Based on clinical data we obtained in late 2012, we may develop imetelstat to treat one or more hematologic myeloid malignancies such as myelofibrosis, or MF, myelodysplastic syndromes, or acute myelogenous leukemia. Using our proprietary nucleic acid chemistry, we designed imetelstat to be a modified oligonucleotide that targets and binds with high affinity to the active site of telomerase, thereby directly inhibiting telomerase activity. We developed imetelstat from inception and own exclusive worldwide commercial rights with U.S. patent coverage extending through 2025. ... More ...