Jasco Pharmaceuticals to Present its Preclinical PIM Inhibitor Program at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 31, 2011 - Jasco Pharmaceuticals, LLC announced that preclinical data on its PIM inhibitor program would be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting to be held on April 2-6, 2011 in Orlando, FL.

The poster entitled “Development of Novel Small Molecule PIM Kinase Inhibitors” will be presented on Tuesday April 5, 2011 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The poster session is titled, “Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics 26” in Exhibit Hall A4-C, Poster Section 29, Abstract Number: 3603.

About Pim Kinases

Pim kinases are an exciting class of serine/threonine protein kinases with a structurally unique ATP binding pocket incorporated in all three isoforms (Pim-1, Pim-2 and Pim-3). The Pim kinases are key components of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway and regulate cancer cell survival, providing an important set of therapeutic targets for the treatment of various hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Jasco Pharmaceuticals has developed structurally novel, potent, small molecules that selectively inhibit each of the three Pim isoforms, as well as molecules that inhibit all three Pim isoforms simultaneously. Jasco's lead series has been identified to inhibit significantly cell proliferation in several cancer cell lines, and has shown good translation to the corresponding efficacy models in mice.

About Jasco Pharmaceuticals

Jasco Pharmaceuticals, LLC is a privately held, pre-clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of small molecule oncology therapeutics. Jasco was founded with a core expertise in high speed medicinal chemistry providing a launching point for a chemical genomics approach to the discovery of selective protein kinase inhibitors. The company's vision is to rapidly and effectively develop pre-clinical oncology candidates that are then guided through the clinical development process by means of strategic partnerships.

For more information about Jasco Pharmaceuticals, please visit www.jascopharma.com or call Carmen M. Baldino, Ph.D., at 339-227-6822 Ext. 12.

Contact: Jasco Pharmaceuticals
Carmen M. Baldino, Ph.D., 339-227-6822 Ext. 12

 

Posted: March 2011

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