Venn and University of Utah partner on immuno-oncology molecule; Biogen losing another exec
→ Venn Therapeutics plans to advance a small molecule designed by Haitao (Mark) Ji at the University of Utah. The molecule is a β-catenin/BCL9 inhibitor that they believe will make tumors more susceptible to the body’s immune response. β-catenin signaling is understood to be responsible for cancel cells evading anti-tumor immunity. Since developing the molecule, Ji has moved to the University of South Florida‘s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator.
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