Lung Fibrosis - Collagen I translation inhibitors

Indication Target
IND enabling
Lung Fibrosis Programs Collagen-1  
Area Indication mRNA modulation  
IND enabling
Fibrosis Lung Fibrosis Programs Collagen-1  

Fibrosis represents a large group of diseases that remain without effective treatment. It is caused when a wound healing process goes out of control and progresses into continued scarring in the affected organs. The common denominator across fibrotic processes in different organs is over-production of Collagen Type I.

Using our platform, we discovered and validated highly selective Collagen-1 translation inhibitors. Our compounds are lung selective and do not act on other tissues nor on Collagen-1 basal production.

  • High throughput screening using Anima‚Äôs proprietary platform
    Three chemically diverse series identified
  • Dose-response activity shown with activity at the nM levels in cell-based assays
    Compounds demonstrated selectivity toward lung tissue
    - Do not affect global translation
    - Do not affect transcription
    - Selective to lung cells (no effect on skin/liver/bone)
  • Compounds optimization
    Mode of action of translation modulation elucidated for the three series
    Molecular target of the three series confirmed to be part of the novel target space of mRNA translation regulation
  • Efficacy in Animal models
    Compounds effectively reduce Collagen I in animal models
    Superior to an approved Idiotypic Pulmonary Fibrosis drug and an Autotaxin inhibitor
  • Candidate Selection
  • Next IND-enabling studies