10/26/2016: X-Rx and Mercachem Provide Update on Two Discovery-Stage Oncology Programs
X-Rx, Inc, a biotechnology company focused on the creation of small molecule drug candidates, and Mercachem BV, a leading chemistry CRO with expertise in medicinal and process chemistry, today reported progress with two discovery-stage oncology programs from the portfolio of X-Rx. The programs target Mcl1, an anti-apoptotic target that is over-expressed in many liquid and solid tumor types, and TAK1, a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase family.
11/11/2015: X-Rx Announces Autotaxin Inhibitor Collaboration with Gilead Sciences
X-Rx, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to develop X-Rx’s proprietary small molecule autotaxin (ATX) inhibitors. ATX plays a key role in maintaining tissue homeostasis and is upregulated in many diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Inhibition of ATX leads to a reduction in lysophosphatidic acid production, which blocks signaling cascades that ultimately drive the development of fibrosis.