We’ve worked with the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research to develop synthetic vaccines that educate our immune systems to recognize and attack cancer cells.
Our expertise as carbohydrate synthesis specialists positioned us perfectly for this challenge. We’ve been able to detect differences between the carbohydrates present on the cell surface of all normal and diseased tissue and mimic the carbohydrate-based danger signals that trigger an immune response.
Our ambition is to develop a synthetic cancer vaccine technology that can activate the patient’s own immune system to provide a targeted immune response to their cancer. We took a great stride towards achieving this in 2019, when we manufactured GMP material for a first-in-human clinical trial, investigating this adjuvant technology for a melanoma vaccine.