First in class small molecule modulators of DNA repair mechanisms

KuDos’ platform, developed by Professor Steve Jackson, discovered oncology therapies based upon the inhibition of DNA repair. Lynparza™ (Olaparib), was the first approved PARP inhibitor for women with BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with three or more lines of chemotherapy.

CEO  Barrie Ward

Advent Contact  Shahzad Malik

Advent invested in Series A in 1999. KuDos was acquired by Astra Zeneca in 2005.
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29 June 2009 in KuDos, Press Release

Cancer drug developed by former Advent Venture Partners portfolio company, KuDOS Pharma (sold to AstraZeneca in 2006) shows promise

Press Release.   Researchers say a new type of cancer treatment has produced highly promising results in preliminary drug trials.   Olaparib was given to 19 patients with inherited forms…
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