HitGen and UPPTHERA Enter Into Drug Discovery Research Collaboration
CHENGDU, China, March 1st, 2021 -- HitGen (688222.SH) today announced that it has entered into a drug discovery research collaboration with UPPTHERA Inc. to identify small molecule Hits against previous known-to-be undruggable targets and novel E3 ligase. HitGen will apply its platform technology, based on the design, synthesis and screening of DNA-encoded libraries (DEL) to discover compounds that bind to certain targets. The identified compounds will be exclusively licensed to UPPTHERA for further development. Under the terms of the agreement, HitGen will receive an undisclosed upfront payment, success fee, license/milestone fee from UPPTHERA.