FluoGuide initiates preclinical development with FG002
November 1, 2021
The initiation of the preclinical development of FG002 broadens FluoGuide’s portfolio of uPAR-targeted products with features unique to IRDye® 800CW. FluoGuide is therefore well-positioned to maximize the clinical and commercial potential of uPAR-targeted products in fluorescent-guided surgery for cancer.
FG002 is made of two components, the uPAR binding molecule which targets cancerous cells specifically, and a fluorophore that lights up those cells. IRDye® 800CW infrared dye is a novel fluorophore that due to its brightness, enables deep visibility. FluoGuide expects that FG002 can be useful for guiding the surgical treatment for prevalent cancer indications such as colorectal cancer. The final selection of the first indication is decided prior to initiation of the first clinical trial anticipated to be a phase I/II trial with the primary end-end point being safety but as well providing first evidence of efficacy.
FluoGuide has on the basic of positive data from animal studies decided to initiate the preclinical development.
“The initiation of the preclinical development further substantiates FluoGuide’s strategy of developing a multiple-products, multiple indications portfolio that maximizes surgical outcome in cancer treatment based on FluoGuide’s patented uPAR-targeting technology platform” says Morten Albrechtsen, CEO.
“The initiation of the preclinical development of FG002 with distinct differences in features compared to FG001 will also provide FluoGuide with enhanced flexibility in pricing and partnering”