Sengenics is a functional proteomics company that leverages its patented KREX™ technology for production of full-length, correctly folded and functional proteins. KREX™ was invented and patented by Professor Jonathan Blackburn whilst he was a member of the faculty at the University of Cambridge. Jonathan is the CSO of Sengenics.
The key application of KREX™ is the discovery of autoantibody biomarkers for two core medical use cases. Firstly, stratification of patients undergoing treatment with autoimmune or cancer drugs into responders, non-responders and those that may exhibit severe immune-related adverse events. Secondly, identification of autoantibody biomarkers that may be used to diagnose cancer, autoimmune or neurodegenerative conditions years before conventional diagnostic tests.
Sengenics currently has commercial partnerships with 9 out of the top 10 pharma to co-develop complementary and companion diagnostic tests for autoimmune and cancer immunotherapy drugs. The company has commenced the process for obtaining FDA 510(k) approval for several of these tests.