Redx Pharma is a drug discovery and development company formed in 2010. It is focused on improving the characteristics of existing drug classes to create best-in-class new drugs in the areas of cancer, infection and autoimmune disease. The company's work has been endorsed by partnerships with global pharmaceutical companies and the NHS.
Redx Pharma Plc is pleased to confirm that its lead cancer treatment, the Porcupine inhibitor (RXC004), has a potential role in cancer immunotherapy. Redx scientists have demonstrated that the Porcupine inhibitor could have a crucial role in improving the immune system response of some cancer patients when used in combination with an existing immunotherapy, anti-programmed cell death-1 (anti-PD-1).
Anti-PD-1 therapy activates the immune system to recognise and attack tumours. While treatment with PD-1 inhibitors, also known as Checkpoint inhibitors, is a significant breakthrough in cancer treatment, not all patients respond.
Redx has been testing a combination therapy that uses both the Porcupine inhibitor RXC004 and an anti-PD-1 antibody in a cancer model. The data demonstrates that the combination therapy significantly improves the ratio of favourable T-cells, which attack tumours, to the immunosuppressive T-cells that allow tumours to grow unrecognised, when compared to only using an anti-PD-1 therapy. This suggests that a combination therapy could potentially improve patient response rates.
Discovering and developing new therapeutics in the area of infectious disease generating a pipeline of novel antibacterial & antiviral drugs.
Modulating the immune system with novel small molecules to treat a range of diseases with high unmet medical need.
Delivering multiple development candidates across a range of mechanistic approaches in cancer treatment.