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Exicure Co-Founder Chad Mirkin Wins Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine
SNAs are nanostructures that enable the safe and effective delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics into cells and tissues. The technology originated in Mirkin’s laboratory at the
Exicure’s lead programs utilize proprietary SNA technology to address inflammatory diseases, genetic disorders and oncology.
Using SNA technology to mobilize the body's natural defense against cancer, Exicure’s lead immunotherapy compound, AST-008 (initially being investigated in selected solid and hematological tumors) is a toll-like receptor 9 agonist designed to utilize the SNA's beneficial properties to drive a potent anti-cancer immune response. The treatment could accompany other systemic therapies while driving a stronger immune response than other technologies. Learn more about the AST-008 clinical trial at the U.S. FDA Clinical Trial Registry website.
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