Samsung Biologics, Kanaph Therapeutics partner on retinal disease therapy

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

September 24, 2020 -- Samsung Biologics and Kanaph Therapeutics are partnering on the development of KNP-301, a bispecific Fc fusion protein to treat retinal diseases.

KNP-301 is designed to treat complement-mediated and angiogenesis-driven retinal diseases by suppressing both complement component 3 (C3b) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) as a bispecific approach. The therapy is the first biologics program out of Kanaph Therapeutics that is preparing for global clinical trials.

Under the agreement, Samsung Biologics will provide full contract development organization services including cell line development, process development, nonclinical and clinical material manufacturing, and investigational new drug submission.

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