Why Natural Products ?
Chemical synthesis on a large scale in those cases is sometimes extremely challenging to almost impossible due to structure complexity.
As a drug development company, we are dedicated to introducing breakthrough therapeutics for orphan and unmet needs in cancer using natural products as a starting point for drug design. Our drug design is enabled by our synthesis platform that made otherwise unattainable compounds readily available.
"No matter how attractive a biological profile a compound might possess, unless an adequate supply stream can be generated, the compound will remain of novelty value” - J.G. Burgess, R. Osinga, R.h. Wijffels , Marine Biorprocess Engineeering
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Our patented "Chiral Carbon Catalog" platform enables us to synthesize the building blocks that can be combined to produce those complex natural products. Not only have we synthesized those building blocks on a large scale, but we achieved that in fewer steps and using less expensive starting materials than any other synthesis to date. Synthesis is one thing, but if the economics of time, effort, and cost of goods are not there, and if the synthesis is not industry friendly, it is not going to make it to market. AKANOCURE ACHIEVED THAT.
The main challenge facing the development of some of the most potent natural products is the lack of a sustainable SUPPLY.
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