Palleon Pharmaceuticals Recognized as a Fierce Biotech “Fierce 15” Company for 2023
WALTHAM, Mass., August 28, 2023 — Palleon Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage company pioneering glyco-immunology drug development to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced that Fierce Biotech has recognized the company as one of its “Fierce 15” for 2023. This annual report features the most innovative and promising biotechnology companies in the industry.
“It is an honor to be named to the Fierce 15 and to be recognized for our work pioneering the transformational field of glyco-immunology,” said Jim Broderick, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Palleon. “As we continue to advance our therapies in the clinic, this recognition provides validation of the strength of our team, our technologies, and our strategy to bring much-needed new therapeutic options to patients across multiple disease areas.”
Palleon was co-founded by Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, recipient of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of bioorthogonal chemistry, a technology which enabled the company’s foundational science. In April 2023, Palleon announced Phase 1 results from the GLIMMER-01 trial to evaluate its lead candidate in oncology, E-602 as a monotherapy, demonstrating proof of mechanism, including dose dependent desialylation and dose dependent immune system activation. Additionally, E-602 was found to be well tolerated across the entire dose range evaluated with no dose limiting toxicities.
For the past 21 years, the Fierce Life Sciences team has assessed hundreds of companies for inclusion in the ‘Fierce 15’ special report. To curate this list, Fierce considers a diverse range of factors, including the robustness of technology, partnerships, venture support, and competitive positioning within the market. This special report celebrates innovation and creativity in the face of intense competition.
About Palleon Pharmaceuticals
Palleon Pharmaceuticals, co-founded by Nobel laureate Carolyn Bertozzi, is a biotechnology company pioneering glyco-immunology drug development to transform the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. The Company’s proprietary platforms overcome technical barriers unique to glycobiology to enable drug discovery, patient selection, and indication prioritization to de-risk clinical development. The company’s lead program in oncology, E-602, is a first-in-class, glyco-immune checkpoint inhibitor which restores antitumor immunity by enzymatically degrading immunosuppressive sialoglycans on hypersialylated tumors and immune cells. It is being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial. Palleon has a rich pipeline of additional drug candidates including several advancing toward IND-enabling studies.
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