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Novartis and Servier in Oncology Collaboration

Novartis has teamed with the French drug maker Servier to develop and commercialize novel drug candidates targeting apoptosis in oncology.

The collaboration covers BCL-2 selective inhibitor candidates — developed by Servier and Vernalis — currently entering clinical development. Proteins of the BCL-2 family are crucial regulators of apoptosis (programmed cell death).

“These new compounds further extends Servier’s portfolio beyond kinase inhibitors, HDAC inhibitors and immunitherapeutic products,” said Dr Jean-Pierre Abastado of Servier’s Center of Therapeutic Innovation in Oncology. 

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