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SAN DIEGO--()-- Femta Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a clinical development program for FM101, a high-affinity, humanized monoclonal antibody against Interleukin-6 (IL-6), in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Femta Pharmaceuticals is focused on the development of best in class therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of various disease states. Our monoclonal antibodies have applications in the areas of inflammation, autoimmune disease and oncology. Femta develops high affinity, high specificity monoclonal antibodies with improved effector functions as well as favorable safety and pharmacokinetic profiles. The high affinity of our antibodies will contribute to making our products more efficacious with better safety profiles, as well as potentially reducing drug dosage.

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Femta Pharmaceuticals is focused on the rapid and cost effective development of highly effective and competitive therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of various disease states. Our monoclonal antibodies have applications in the areas of inflammation, autoimmune disease and oncology. Femta develops high affinity, high specificity monoclonal antibodies with improved effector functions as well as favorable safety and pharmacokinetic profiles. The high affinity of our antibodies will contribute to making our products more efficacious with better safety profiles, as well as potentially reducing drug dosage. Femta’s product candidates and programs are protected by the company's extensive global intellectual property portfolio. More information about Femta can be found at .


San Diego, CA / Basel, Switzerland, 15 December 2009 – Femta Pharmaceuticals and Lonza Group Ltd jointly announce the execution of a manufacturing services agreement to facilitate the development and cGMP manufacturing of FM101. FM101 is a high affinity monoclonal antibody in late pre-clinical development for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The agreement allows Femta access to Lonza’s GS Gene Expression System™ (GS: glutamine synthetase) along with cell line, purification and process development to support a robust cGMP process for Femta’s clinical development program."We are pleased to be working with Femta Pharmaceuticals and to be supporting the development of this promising new compound for the clinical program", added Stephan Kutzer, COO Lonza Custom Manufacturing. "Having Femta Pharmaceuticals selecting the GS Gene Expression System™ underlines the leading position of the system which is characterized by its speed and ease of use.""We have chosen to work with Lonza for the cGMP production of FM101 our lead high affinity humanized anti IL (interleukin) 6 monoclonal development candidate as they are considered the leader in the expression and manufacture of monoclonal antibodies. FM101 is a femto molar binding antibody that we are developing for subcutaneous delivery in patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. To facilitate our clinical program, we have begun our manufacturing development. We plan to submit an IND (investigational new drug application) and initiate a Phase I clinical trial in 2010. By leveraging Lonza’s considerable expertise in gene expression and antibody manufacturing, FM101 will have the additional benefit of speed, and yield optimization to further enhance the economies of scale for our antibody", said Stephen Keane, President and COO, Femta Pharmaceuticals.Femta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, intends to develop protein therapeutics. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in San Diego, California.

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SAN DIEGO, CA, USA | August 1, 2011 | Femta Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a clinical development program for FM101, a high-affinity, humanized monoclonal antibody against Interleukin-6 (IL-6), in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Femta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a privately-held, venture capital backed biotechnology company that specializes in antibody and protein therapeutics for disease indications. Femta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.