Rakovina Therapeutics Announces Non-dilutive Financial Contributions to Support Lead Optimization of Novel Anti-cancer Agents
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rakovina Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV: RKV) ("the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company committed to advancing new cancer therapies based on novel DNA-damage response technologies, today announced that the Company is receiving advisory services and research and development funding of up to $56,803 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and up to $63,750 from MITACS.
Funding from NRC IRAP will support the development of new research infrastructure for screening and optimization of potential drug candidates from Rakovina Therapeutics portfolio of novel DNA-damage response inhibitors. MITACS funding will support expanded staffing to enable these developments.
“We are pleased to receive this support from NRC IRAP and MITACS,” stated Prof. Mads Daugaard, Rakovina Therapeutics’ president and chief scientific officer. “This non-dilutive funding allows us to expand and accelerate our efforts to advance the development of innovative cancer treatments with the potential to improve patient outcomes across multiple tumor types.”
MITACS (https://www.mitacs.ca/) is a national non-profit organization that connects industry and academia to further research, helps address the needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and fosters the overall growth and success of Canada’s innovation ecosystem.
About Rakovina Therapeutics Inc.
Rakovina Therapeutics Inc. is focused on the development of new cancer treatments based on novel DNA-damage response technologies. The Company has established a pipeline of DNA-damage response inhibitors with the goal of advancing one or more drug candidates into human clinical trials and obtaining marketing approval for new cancer therapeutics from Health Canada, the United States Food and Drug Administration and similar international regulatory agencies. Further information may be found at www.rakovinatherapeutics.com.
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