Abzu reveals early predictive response biomarkers in first-ever clinically viable Myc oncogene inhibitor by Peptomyc®.

Stratifying patients at pretreatment by answering the question: Can we distinguish which patients will respond to OMO-103 treatment at baseline?

Peptomyc is focused on the development of a new generation of cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) targeting the Myc oncoprotein for cancer treatment. The company was founded in December 2014 and it is based on Dr. Soucek’s scientific research in Omomyc (the best direct Myc inhibitor known to date) over the last twenty years.

Abzu reveals early predictive response biomarker in first-ever clinically viable Myc oncogene.

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We supported a small team of researchers with experience in Oncology and Health Biology. Our work not only resulted in a successful clinical trial and patented models to predict right-candidate enrollment for phase II clinical trials, but also earned Peptomyc a publication in Nature Medicine.

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Partnering with Abzu and using the QLattice increased our ability to really take advantage of all our clinical results to find unexpected and extremely valuable data that we could have missed otherwise.

Dr. Laura Soucek, CEO and co-founder

Revealing early predictive response biomarkers for clinical trials.

We identified response biomarkers in metastatic patients treated with the first-in-class Myc oncogene inhibitor.

Until Peptomyc’s successful clinical trial with OMO-103, Myc was thought to be undruggable. The Myc oncogene is persistently expressed in Burkitt lymphoma as well as many cervix, colon, breast, lung, pancreatic, and stomach cancers, making it one of the most sought-after drug targets in cancer.

Peptomyc used the QLattice and Abzu’s expertise in patient stratification to reveal early predictive response-biomarkers to treatment with OMO-103 in metastatic patients. The analysis by the QLattice was conducted on a very small clinical trial of 22 patients.


This discovery made headlines.

Inside Precision Medicine
February 7, 2024


First MYC Inhibitor Shows Promise in Human Clinical Trial.

Nature Medicine
February 6, 2024


MYC targeting by OMO-103 in solid tumors: A phase 1 trial.

Yahoo! Finance
July 7, 2023


Peptomyc Announces the Approval of Its Phase 1b Trial Testing OMO-103 in Combination With Standard of Care in PDAC Patients.

October 26, 2022


Abzu reveals insights in first-ever clinically viable Myc oncogene inhibitor by Peptomyc®.

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