A potential new future for Ankylosing Spondylitis therapy

Izana Bioscience. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of namilumab (IZN-101), an anti GM-CSF monoclonal antibody  for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.

Ankylosing spondylitis is a debilitating arthritic disease with no cure

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an incurable, painful, progressive type of arthritis where some or all of the joints and bones of the spine fuse together. It usually presents in the second decade of life with symptoms such as back pain and stiffness. Up to 70% of patients with severe AS develop spinal fusion over 10 to 15 years, which significantly reduces mobility and quality of life. It has wide ranging consequences on the lives of patients, affecting the ability to work of more than 50% of sufferers. It is a significant cause of morbidity and treatment options remain limited with a large unmet need in many patients who do not respond to conventional therapy. IZN-101 is a novel new treatment in development for AS, offering patients an alternative approach to current therapies.

Clinical Trial

Izana Bioscience is preparing to run a Phase II study of IZN-101, an anti GM-CSF monoclonal antibody in AS. It will take place in the UK, and aims to demonstrate the efficacy of IZN-101 as measured by changes in clinical symptoms, markers of inflammation and MRI appearance of the spine. The trial will be a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in patients with moderately to severely active AS.

Our Partners

Izana Bioscience has partners who share our commitment to developing IZN-101 for the benefit of patients with AS

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takeda

Our Team

Izana Bioscience is led by an experienced management team and supported by a world class clinical advisory board

Prof. Bryan Morton CBE

Chairman
Founded EUSA Pharma - sold to Jazz Pharmaceuticals for $700m
Founded Zeneus Pharma - sold to Cephalon for $360m

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Dr. Someit Sidhu

CEO
BM BCh, Oxon
McKinsey & Company, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products practice

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Dr. Tim Corn

Chief Medical Officer
Former CMO of EUSA Pharma & Zeneus
Former Senior Executive Elan, GSK
More than 20 regulatory approvals in US and EU

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