ADCs are not one-size-fits-all. The Dolasynthen platform enables an iterative approach to develop the right ADC for a given indication through customization and optimization. Dolasynthen utilizes a synthetic scaffold for precise control of DAR (from 2-24) and site-specific antibody bioconjugation. The platform is also able to homogeneously generate ADCs with precisely defined DARs for consistent drug delivery to cancer cells. The Dolasynthen scaffold has been precisely balanced to provide optimal water solubility, charge balance, linker stability and DAR. Dolasynthen retains the favorable properties of Dolaflexin, including our proprietary DolaLock technology for a controlled bystander effect, with even better physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties.
Illustrated by our preclinical data, optimized Dolasynthen ADCs exhibit a broad therapeutic index as a cancer therapy. These data demonstrate the ability of the Dolasynthen platform to generate and identify the optimal ADC for a given target and antibody, and the significant potential for clinical application. Our second clinical candidate, XMT-1592, is a Dolasynthen ADC-targeting NaPi2b expressing tumors. We expect to file an IND and initiate a Phase 1 dose escalation trial of XMT-1592 in patients with tumors expressing NaPi2b in the first half of 2020.