OncoMed, Bayer Schering Pharma to develop and commercialize novel anti-cancer stem cell therapeutics
March 16, 2016
"At Bayer, we recognize the high unmet medical need for cancer treatments. This collaboration with OncoMed demonstrates our commitment to the development of new and innovative treatment options," said Prof. Andreas Busch, Head of Global Drug Discovery and Member of the Board of Management at Bayer Schering Pharma. "The development of anti-cancer stem cell therapeutics together with OncoMed is a highly innovative approach with the potential to perfectly complement our oncology portfolio. Anti-cancer stem cell research could turn out as one of the missing pieces in today's cancer therapy."
"Our alliance with Bayer represents a major opportunity to discover and develop an entirely new class of anti-cancer stem cell therapeutics with one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world. Bayer shares our vision for the potential of anti-cancer stem cell therapeutics, and we look forward to working closely with them," said Paul J. Hastings, President and CEO of OncoMed. "OncoMed has established a rich pipeline of product candidates targeting a number of critical cancer stem cell pathways. Through this collaboration, we will gain significant additional funding to support the discovery and development of therapeutics targeting the Wnt pathway, as we continue, with our already strong cash position and our other sources of collaborative revenue, to fully finance and advance all of our programs for years to come."
SOURCE OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.