Almac Discovery and Elasmogen to Share Anti-ROR-1 VNAR Data at American Association of Cancer Annual Meeting

March 20, 2019

Craigavon, N.I., UK, 20 Mar 2019 Almac Discovery, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and identifying innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, and Elasmogen a biotech company developing next generation therapeutic biologics, today announced they will present a poster on their VNAR-based protein drug conjugates research targeting ROR1 at the upcoming American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia from 29 March to 3 April 2019.

Almac Discovery and Elasmogen have been developing the use of VNARs as targeted oncology therapeutics with the aim of engineering superior anti-ROR-1 protein drug conjugate formats.

The poster presentation will highlight some initial work demonstrating the versatility of the VNAR platform and the suitability of ROR-1 as a target for these unique protein drug conjugates.

The presentation will be made by Almac Discovery’s Dr Graham Cotton, Head of Protein Therapeutics:

Poster Presentation

Title: Novel protein drug conjugates targeting ROR1 through the development and exploitation of a drug discovery platform based on small, engineered VNAR domains

Presenting Author: Dr. Graham Cotton

Session: Antibody-drug Conjugates: New Agents and Technologies

Abstract Number: 2854

Location: Exhibit hall B, poster section 9, poster board number 13 – Georgia World Congress Centre

Date and Time: Sunday 31 March 2019 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Permanent Abstract Number: 222

Should you wish to meet with a representative during AACR please contact Martin Wiles, VP Business Development & Licensing – [email protected].

A copy of the poster will be made available on the Almac Discovery website immediately after the event.




About Almac Discovery

Almac Discovery is a research driven oncology company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel and innovative approaches to the treatment of cancer. Almac Discovery focuses on the discovery to preclinical stage seeking to licence programmes early with a pharmaceutical partner for further development.


About Elasmogen:

Elasmogen is a private, UK-based biologics-focused biopharmaceutical company. The Company has a late stage pre-clinical product portfolio of assets derived from VNARS being developed for inflammatory, autoimmune and oncology indications. The company is interested in partners who would like access to the platform, existing domains and the half-life product enabler, NDure. Contact [email protected] for further information.


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