BiOneCure Therapeutics and Nanjing Leads Biolabs Partner to Develop ADCs for Solid Tumors

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In the Lab eNewsletter, Pharmaceutical Technology's In the Lab eNewsletter, June 2023, Volume 18, Issue 6

Under the collaboration, BiOneCure Therapeutics and Nanjing Leads Biolabs intend to develop a range of innovative antibody-drug conjugates for treating solid tumors.

On May 15, 2023, BiOneCure Therapeutics, a US-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with China- based Nanjing Leads Biolabs, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on second-generation immuno-oncology therapeutics, to develop a range of innovative ADCs for treating solid tumors.

The companies intend to leverage their complementary technologies in the collaboration, which they expect will strengthen their R&D and product development capabilities. BiOneCure’s technology includes several proprietary ADC payload-linker platforms. Its first product, BIO-106, is an anti-Trop-2 ADC that is currently in a Phase I clinical study. Leads Biolabs’ portfolio holds more than 20 novel mono- or bispecific antibody drug projects to fulfill unmet medical needs, according to a company press release.

"We are excited to collaborate with Leads Biolabs to develop ADC drugs," said Haifeng Bao, CEO of BiOneCure, in the press release. "Through this collaboration, we aim to accelerate innovation and development in the ADC field and provide better treatment options for patients."


"We believe that BiOneCure has leading ADC technology platforms, and [its] ADC molecule is in the clinical stage," said Xiaoqiang Kang, founder and chairman of Leads Biolabs, in the release. "Leads Biolabs is a clinical-stage antibody new drug company, with multiple antibody technology platforms. We are convinced that this collaboration will greatly expand the innovative R&D capabilities of both parties."

Source: BiOneCure Therapeutics