Ascendo Biotechnology is a fast-growing biotechnology company based in Taiwan that is pioneering novel approaches to developing cancer immunotherapies and functional cures for chronic viral infections.
Our therapeutic strategies focus on the interplay between the natural innate and adaptive immune pathways to reinvigorate the immunity of the tumor microenvironment for a comprehensive anti-tumor response.
Our lead oncology product, ASD141, is an innate immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) that commands a controlled, active innate immune response to solid tumors. It does this by blocking TLT-1, a key regulatory protein that induces the immune suppressive environment in the tumor.
In addition to ICIs, we are building a diverse pipeline which includes NanoCherub®, our nanocomplex platform technology of which several our early-stage injectable, oral therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines are based.
A Brief History
Ascendo is a spin-out from BRIM Biotechnology and was fully incorporated in 2019 having raised USD 12 million in seed funding and financing in 2020. In 2020, we successfully discovered lead compound ASD141, our lead innate immune checkpoint inhibitor therapeutic for solid-form tumors. ASD141 has untapped potential as a novel approach to immunotherapy. An accelerated development programme is underway with plans to initiate phase I clinical trials soon.
Today, Ascendo Biotechnology has 11 registered patents and is valued at USD 27.75 million. Our novel therapeutics pipeline includes a potential functional cure for chronic HBV infections, a preventative COVID-19 vaccine, and a therapeutic cancer vaccine under discovery R&D.
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As we move into series pre-A and series A funding, we will become a clinical-stage company – launching both ASD141 and our therapeutic HBV vaccine (ASD253) into phase I clinical trials. As we grow, we will continue to pursue breakthrough therapeutic and preventative medicines.
Our Leadership Team
Our Scientific Advisory Board
Partner of choice for novel immunotherapeutics
Ascendo Biotechnology is a strategic partner of choice for novel immunotherapies which exploit the interplay between the innate and adaptive immune response. We are currently seeking partners to accelerate the development and commercialization of our lead oncology drug, ASD141.
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