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October 10th 2019: TAGCyx enters into a collaborative aptamer glycosylation research agreement with GlyTech, Inc.

TAGCyx has signed a collaborative research agreement with GlyTech, Inc. (CEO: Hiroaki Asai, Head office: Kyoto) in relation to glycosylation techniques for aptamer therapeutics.
TAGCyx possesses a leading, proprietary, artificial nucleic acid base pair technology, used to produce high affinity and selective “Xenoligo®” DNA aptamers, while GlyTech possesses a unique platform for the production of an extensive variety of highly purified human N-glycans, and the technology to attach them to a specific site on target molecules such as synthetic peptides.
Modifying Xenoligo® with GlyTech’s glycosylation technology is expected to increase the functionality of aptamers and add high value to them.

Dr Chizuko Koseki, Chief Executive Officer of TAGCyx added “We are pleased to enter into a collaboration with GlyTech, bringing together two leading technologies to potentially enhance therapeutics research”.

October 9th 2019 TAGCyx has executed a collaborative antibody-aptamer conjugate research agreement with Chiome Bioscience Inc.

TAGCyx has signed collaborative research agreement with Chiome Bioscience Inc. (CEO: Shigeru Kobayashi, Head office: Tokyo, listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index: 4583) in relation to innovative aptamer therapeutics.
TAGCyx possesses a leading, proprietary, artificial nucleic acid base pair technology (Xenoligo), producing high affinity and selective DNA aptamers “Xenoligo®”, whereas Chiome is pursuing development of unique therapeutic monoclonal antibody(ies).
Conjugating Xenoligo with Chiome’s monoclonal antibodies will generate bispecific molecules that have the potential to further enhance the functionality of potential therapeutic agents.

Dr Chizuko Koseki, Chief Executive Officer of TAGCyx added “we are pleased to enter into a collaboration with Chiome, bringing together 2 leading technologies to potentially enhance therapeutic research”