Harnessing insights from live tumor cells to develop better therapeutic options for cancer patients.
We are a clinical-stage biotechnology company seeking to extend the lives of cancer patients by pursuing an integrated companion diagnostic (CDx) and therapeutic (Rx) strategy that leverages our CELsignia CDx platform. CELsignia is uniquely able to analyze live patient tumor cells to identify new groups of cancer patients likely to benefit from targeted therapies. This enables a CELsignia CDx to support advancement of new indications for already approved targeted therapies. Our therapeutic strategy aims to utilize CELsignia’s unique insights into tumor cell biology to identify, in-license, and develop potential first-in-class or best-in-class targeted therapies that treat the same cancer driver a CELsignia CDx can identify. We believe this integrated CDx and Rx strategy will maximize the impact our CELsignia platform has on the treatment landscape for cancer patients.
We are supporting the advancement of new potential indications for six different targeted therapies, controlled by other pharmaceutical companies, that would rely on a CELsignia CDx to select patients. Five phase 2 trials are underway to evaluate the efficacy and safety of these therapies in CELsignia selected patients. These patients are not currently eligible to receive these drugs and are not identifiable with a molecular test.
The first drug candidate we are developing internally is gedatolisib.
Gedatolisib is a potent, well-tolerated, small molecule dual inhibitor, administered intravenously, that selectively targets all Class 1 isoforms of PI3K and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). We are initially developing gedatolisib for the treatment of patients with ER+/HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
Celcuity was founded in 2012 by Brian Sullivan and Lance Laing, PhD, to develop a better way to diagnose the cellular abnormalities driving a patient’s cancer. We are driven to help patients receive the drugs best able to extend their lives.