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Araris Biotech AG Announces Research Collaboration with Taiho Pharmaceutical

AU ZH, SWITZERLAND, November 8, 2023 – Araris Biotech AG (“Araris”), a Swiss oncology biotech company developing next-generation antibody drug conjugates (ADCs), today announced they have entered a collaboration agreement under which Araris will use its proprietary linker-conjugation platform to generate novel ADCs against undisclosed targets provided by Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a Japanese R&D-driven specialty pharma company with a focus on oncology.

ADCs delivered by Araris will be further tested and evaluated by Taiho. The financial terms of the collaboration agreement were not disclosed.

“We are proud to enter a collaboration with Taiho Pharmaceutical and look forward to working with the Taiho team to develop next-generation ADCs with improved efficacy and tolerability,” said Dragan Grabulovski, Ph.D., acting chief executive officer of Araris.

Philipp Spycher, Ph.D., chief scientific officer of Araris added, “This agreement underlines the potential of our linker-payload platform to deliver novel ADCs with excellent properties, and it positions our company as a highly attractive partner for pharmaceutical companies.”

The full press release can be found on the website of Araris.


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