Phoenicia Scientists were awarded a new US patent (8,759,378, Issued June 24, 2014: “Methods for Treating Blood Disorders”), covering newly-discovered small molecules which regulate fetal globin production for the treatment of β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease
Phoenicia’s lead drug candidate for the treatment of β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease (PB-04), was recently selected as a project within the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases program at the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Through our collaboration with TRND researchers, we gain access to preclinical drug development expertise. The goal of the TRND program is to work with collaborators to advance potential treatments to human clinical trials.
The mission of Phoenicia Biosciences is to advance the development and translation of therapies for serious medical conditions for which current treatments are inadequate or lacking, particularly diseases affecting global populations.