Evotec and Dewpoint Therapeutics enter strategic partnership in oncology

 

  • STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO ACCELERATE DEWPOINT’S LEADING ONCOLOGY PIPELINE PROGRAMMES TO INVESTIGATIONAL NEW DRUG APPLICATIONS 
  • COLLABORATION LEVERAGES EVOTEC’S FULLY INTEGRATED, CLINICAL-ENABLING INDIGO CAPABILITY PLATFORM
  • AGREEMENT IS BASED ON A RISK-SHARING ARRANGEMENT FOLLOWED BY MILESTONE AND ROYALTY PAYMENTS TO EVOTEC BASED ON SUCCESS OF OVERALL PROGRAMMES 

 

Hamburg, Germany, and Boston, USA, 07 November 2023:
Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809; NASDAQ: EVO) and Dewpoint Therapeutics today announced a strategic R&D collaboration to advance Dewpoint’s leading oncology pipeline programmes of condensate modifying therapeutics (“c-mods”) to Investigational New Drug Applications (“INDs”) using Evotec’s industry-leading fully integrated data-driven platform (“INDiGO”).

The partnership brings together Dewpoint’s advanced oncology pipeline programmes discovered using its groundbreaking condensate biology and A.I. technology platform for identifying modulators of biomolecular condensates with Evotec’s leading capabilities to de-risk and accelerate pre-clinical development candidates (“PDCs”) to first-in-human (“FIH”) clinical studies. 

Under the collaboration, Evotec will facilitate the rapid development of Dewpoint’s oncology assets using Evotec’s fully integrated clinical-enabling INDiGO platform to de-risk and accelerate the path to clinical testing. The partnership also enables Dewpoint to maximise capital efficiency while reducing risk. The agreement is based on a risk-sharing arrangement followed by milestone and royalty payments to Evotec based on the success of the overall programmes.

Dr Matthias Evers, Chief Business Officer of Evotec, commented: “We are excited to enter this strategic development partnership with Dewpoint. Their innovative approach is based on a holistic understanding, which can significantly expand the target space across indications. By combining our complementary expertise, Evotec’s development platform will serve as the capital-efficient IND engine for this highly collaborative partnership. We look forward to working closely together with their team to make Dewpoint’s groundbreaking innovations available to patients.”

“Dewpoint’s strategic partnership with Evotec leverages the world-class speed of their development platform to accelerate our oncology assets into the clinic. Evotec’s integrated state-of-the-art operational technologies have been proven to deliver high quality INDs across the industry. A strategic relationship of this nature significantly enhances our development capabilities which can be transformative for a company at our stage of development, and we are delighted to have been able to forge this partnership with a leader like Evotec,” commented Ameet Nathwani, M.D., CEO at Dewpoint.

 

About Condensates
Condensates are membraneless organelles that form dynamically throughout the cell via a process called phase separation. These subcellular compartments organise and concentrate molecules within cells to enable certain key biochemical processes. The dysregulation of biomolecular condensates has been observed in many diseases, including cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders. Condensate-modifying drugs (c-mods) potentially provide novel therapeutic options for complex diseases and historically undruggable targets.

ABOUT DEWPOINT THERAPEUTICS

Dewpoint is the first company to apply the emerging understanding of biomolecular condensates to drug discovery for the vast range of conditions that are regulated by condensates or arise from the dysfunction of condensates. Dewpoint currently has programs across an ambitious pipeline spanning oncology, neurodegenerative, cardiopulmonary and metabolic disease indications, and collaborations with leading global academic and pharmaceutical partners, including Bayer and Novo Nordisk. Dewpoint scientists work in Boston, Dresden and Frankfurt to translate condensate biology into medicine for diseases previously considered untreatable. Learn more at Dewpointx.com and follow us on X and LinkedIn.

Dewpoint Therapeutics Contacts

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Media@Dewpointx.com

Investors
Michael Fenn, Ph.D.
Head of External Innovation
MFenn@Dewpointx.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 

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