Company Overview of 3-V Biosciences, Inc.
3-V Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing therapeutics for the treatment of infectious diseases. Its therapeutics target host cell factors required for viral infection thereby avoiding various shortcomings of traditional pathogen-directed approaches. The company’s products also include FASN inhibitors, which are fatty acid synthases that have potent activity against multiple tumor types, including breast, lung, pancreatic, ovarian, and colon cancers. 3-V Biosciences was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
1050 Hamilton Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Founded in 2006
Key Executives for 3-V Biosciences, Inc.
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
3-V Biosciences, Inc. Key Developments
3-V Biosciences, Inc. Commences Patient Dosing in Phase 1 Clinical Study of FASN Inhibitor TVB-2640 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors
Dec 4 13
3-V Biosciences, Inc. announced the recent initiation of a Phase 1 clinical study of TVB-2640 in patients with advanced solid tumors. TVB-2640 is an oral, proprietary fatty acid synthase (FASN) inhibitor being evaluated for the treatment of solid tumors. FASN is an enzyme responsible for the synthesis of palmitic acid and has a key role in tumor metabolism, lipid signaling and tumor cell survival. The Phase 1 open-label, dose-escalation trial will enroll patients with advanced solid tumors whose cancer has become refractory to standard therapy, and for whom no useful treatment exists. Patients will receive TVB-2640 once daily for 21 days. The primary endpoint for the Phase 1 study is the identification of any dose-limiting toxicities and the establishment of a maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) for oral TVB-2640. Secondary and exploratory endpoints include safety, pharmacokinetics, and initial signs of efficacy and evidence of FASN biomarker activity. FASN over-expression is associated with aggressive disease and poor prognosis in a number of cancers. In a series of preclinical studies, 3-V's FASN inhibitors demonstrated potent activity against multiple tumor types, including breast, lung, pancreatic, ovarian and colon cancers. FASN inhibition reduced cell proliferation and induced apoptosis (cell death) in a dose-dependent manner and single-agent FASN inhibition both blocked tumor growth and resulted in significant tumor regression in patient-derived xenografts. In addition, 3-V has demonstrated potential synergy of its FASN inhibitors with cytotoxic agents.
3-V Biosciences, Inc. Names William McCulloch as Chief Medical Officer
Nov 21 13
3-V Biosciences, Inc. announced that William McCulloch, MB, ChB, FRCP, FFPM has joined the company as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. McCulloch brings nearly three decades of senior research and development experience to 3-V, including an extensive preclinical and clinical development background in oncology. Dr. McCulloch will be responsible for 3-V's clinical, medical affairs and regulatory functions, overseeing strategy and implementation for the advancement of 3-V's pipeline of proprietary therapeutic candidates. Dr. McCulloch previously served as Chief Medical Officer at Gloucester Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
3-V Biosciences Announces Positive Preclinical Data from Solid Tumor Studies
Oct 30 13
3-V Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, has announced positive data from preclinical studies of the company's novel fatty acid synthase, or FASN, inhibitors. In a series of preclinical studies, 3-V's FASN inhibitors demonstrated potent activity against multiple tumor types, including breast, lung, pancreatic, ovarian and colon cancers. FASN inhibition reduced cell proliferation and induced apoptosis (cell death) in a dose-dependent manner. Of note, single-agent FASN inhibition both blocked tumor growth and resulted in significant tumor regression in patient-derived xenografts.
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