Evgen Pharma plc (LON:EVG), a clinical stage drug development company focused on cancer and neurological conditions, has today announced the signing of a services agreement with APTrans to support the ongoing development of lead product, SFX-01. APTrans is a consortium of drug development companies based in the Biohub at Alderley Park, Cheshire.
APTrans works with clients to help them transform promising molecules into valued medicines and was founded on the complementary vision, values and expertise of three founding companies:
* Aptus Clinical, a specialist provider of Contract Clinical Research Services focusing on innovative study design, high quality conduct and exemplary delivery of early phase oncology studies
* Apconix, a toxicology company at the forefront of innovative thinking in nonclinical toxicology and safety science
* Seda Pharmaceutical Development Services, an integrated pharmaceutical development and clinical pharmacology service that maximises value build
Dr Stephen Franklin, Founder and CEO of Evgen Pharma plc, said: “We are delighted to have found a flexible way to access specialist technical expertise and operational support to complement our existing internal capabilities to support the ongoing development of our lead product, SFX-01. We selected this excellent group of providers as our partners as they have a proven track record of working well together and they are all co-located at the Biohub where we too have a presence.”
Ned Wakeman, Director, Biohub at Alderley Park, commented: “The APTrans initiative is a tangible example of how the environment here can accelerate business value. The companies within APTrans all spun out from AstraZeneca, participated in business acceleration programmes, and are thriving in their own right. We are passionate about nurturing an open and collaborative environment where like-minded companies can work, socialise and support each other, and are proud to share in the combined successes of these great companies.”