Engineering a Better Approach to Drug Discovery and Development
Momenta was originally founded to develop novel drugs, and this remains a key long term vision for us today. The goal for our novel drug program is to identify novel targets, novel combinations of therapies, and possibly exploit the multi-targeting nature of complex mixture molecules to develop novel products which may positively modulate multiple pathways in a disease.
The majority of human diseases result from the interaction of a complex web of biologic systems. We believe that applying our complex systems analysis platform may enable new insights into the complex biology underlying diseases. This enhanced understanding should help us establish the relative role of different biological targets and related cell-to-cell signaling pathways in contributing to the disease process.
We also believe applying our approach to the discovery and development of novel drugs can enhance our probability of success in a number of ways.
We are using this approach in our research efforts to exploit the sialylation of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) to develop M254 and our novel recombinant Fc drug programs M230 and M281 in autoimmune diseases.
Last Updated 9/6/2016