Macrophage Pharma is an immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapies designed to enhance anti-tumour immune responses.
Its proprietary Esterase Motif Technology (ESM) platform is designed to deliver small molecule drugs to tumour associated macrophages in a highly selective manner, activating the body's natural immune system to fight cancer. The platform has the ability to provide next-generation immunotherapies for a number of different cancers.
Founded by the CRT Pioneer Fund (CPF), the Company recently raised £9 million in a Series A financing round, led by CPF and two new specialist investors, Novo A/S and Aglaia Biomedical Ventures BV.
Macrophage Pharma’s strategy is to complete the preclinical development of its lead development candidate, a p38 MAP kinase inhibitor, and advance two additional discovery candidates into pre-clinical development.
The company's management team, led by Dr Steven Powell, Chief Executive Officer, has a track record of success in the pharma industry ranging from early discovery to commercialisation. The Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of world-leading immunologists and cancer researchers who will help shape the future development of the company’s unique approach in immuno-oncology.