Schrödinger To Present New Preclinical Data From Its Wee1 Inhibitor Program At AACR Annual Meeting 2022
Wee1 is a gatekeeper checkpoint kinase that prevents cellular progression through the cell cycle, allowing time for DNA repair before cell division takes place. Inhibition of Wee1 allows for accumulation of DNA damage, triggering DNA breakage and apoptosis in tumor cells. Data from third party clinical studies are showing promising anti-tumor activity in solid tumors, including ovarian and uterine cancer. Schrödinger has identified multiple highly selective Wee1 inhibitors with optimized physicochemical properties that show strong pharmacodynamic responses and anti-tumor activity in preclinical models. This potentially best-in-class profile may position these structurally distinct Wee1 inhibitors for applications both as monotherapy and as combination therapy with other agents. Schrödinger expects to select a Wee1 development candidate later this year.
Details of the poster presentation are as follows:
Title: Discovery of potent, selective, and orally available Wee1 inhibitors that demonstrate increased DNA damage and mitosis in tumor cells leading to tumor regression in vivo
Abstract number: 2570
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not limited to, those statements regarding the clinical potential of Wee1 inhibitors, the properties of the Wee1 inhibitors that we have identified, the potential for our Wee1 inhibitors to be used as monotherapy or as a combination therapy with other agents, and our expected timing for selecting a development candidate for our Wee1 program. Statements including words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Actual results may differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements and are subject to a variety of assumptions, uncertainties, risks and important factors that are beyond our control, including the uncertainties inherent in drug development and commercialization, such as the conduct of research activities and the timing of and our ability to initiate and complete preclinical studies and clinical trials, whether results from preclinical studies will be predictive of the results of later preclinical studies and clinical trials, uncertainties associated with the regulatory review of IND submissions, clinical trials and applications for marketing approvals, the ability to retain and hire key personnel and the direct and indirect impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our business and other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our
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