Hitgen & Pfizer to Build and Screen Novel DNA Encoded Libraries

HitGen Ltd. has entered into a multi-year research collaboration and license agreement with Pfizer to build and screen novel DNAencoded libraries (DELs) in order to potentially discover unique small molecule leads to be used in drug development. Through the collaboration, HitGen and Pfizer scientists will apply HitGen's advanced technology platform and research capabilities in the design, synthesis, and screening of multiple proprietary DELs for Pfizer's drug discovery efforts. In addition, HitGen will screen their own DELs, consisting of billions of compounds, against a selected number of Pfizer's therapeutic targets. Novel lead compounds from the HitGen DELs will be licensed exclusively to Pfizer for further research and development. Pfizer will fund the research at HitGen.

HitGen is an innovation driven life science company with headquarters and main research facilities based in Chengdu, China and with laboratories in Houston, Texas, USA HitGen has established a unique platform for drug discovery research. Our DNA encoded chemical libraries (DELs) contain more than 20 billion novel, diverse, drug-like compounds. These compounds are members of DELs synthesised from many hundreds of distinct chemical scaffolds, designed with tractable chemistry based on proven results for identifying drug leads against targets from both known and novel protein classes. HitGen is collaborating with multiple pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and academic research institutes to discover and develop the therapeutics of the future.