An introduction to EpiAxis
EpiAxis Therapeutics is a privately funded, leading epigenetics company with a focus on developing novel cancer treatments and the prevention of cancer recurrence. EpiAxis was established in 2015 from research conducted by Professor Sudha Rao. Our lead therapeutic program targets the epigenetic eraser enzyme, lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) using a novel dual mechanism that:
1) Targets the dormant cancer cells that seed cancer recurrence and, concurrently
2) reinvigorates exhausted immune cells for improved cancer clearance.
Our Phase 1 proof of concept study has validated LSD1 as a target and confirms inhibition of LSD1 reprograms cancer cells.
We have dominant intellectual property across our first-in-class assets covering targeting of LSD1 in combination with surgery, other drugs including chemotherapy, immuno-therapy, radiotherapy across the metastatic setting. We also have projects targeting PKC theta and PD1/PDL1.
Watch our corporate presentation below:
It’s an exciting time for EpiAxis Therapeutics, as we welcome new investors and develop additional IP.
EpiAxis Therapeutics CSO Dr Darren Saunders, CEO Dr Jeremy Chrisp and Chair Dr David Fuller.
While there have been tremendous recent advances in cancer treatment, there is still large unmet need, as cancer typically recurs after initial treatment due to the persistence of dormant cancer cells. Our first-in-class assets have dual action and target these dormant chemotherapy resistant cells while also improving the immune response against the persisting cells
Dr Darren Saunders
CSO at EpiAxis Therapeutics