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Ozy News: How Designer Proteins Could Change Your Life

March 8, 2017

Ozy News spoke with Drs. David Baker and Ingrid Swanson Pultz about using Rosetta, a computer software program, to design novel proteins, like KumaMax. KumaMax is a uniquely engineered, recombinant enzyme that is designed to be active under acidic stomach conditions and has high specificity for the parts of gluten that trigger the autoimmune reaction leading…

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In the News: PvP Biologics and Takeda Deal

January 6, 2017

In a unique deal, PvP Biologics skipped venture funding and brought on pharma partner Takeda in a $35 million agreement to advance a therapeutic candidate, called KumaMax, for celiac disease into clinical trials. In an interview with MedCity News, President and CEO Adam Simpson said the collaboration arms the startup with the financing and freedom needed…

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Takeda and PvP Biologics Announce Development Agreement around Novel Therapeutic for Celiac Disease

January 5, 2017

Osaka, Japan, January 6, 2017, San Diego, Calif., USA, and Seattle, Wash., USA, January 5, 2017 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) (TSE: 4502) and PvP Biologics, Inc. (“PvP”) today announced a global agreement for the development of KumaMax, a novel enzyme designed to break down the immune-reactive parts of gluten in the stomach, thereby…

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PvP Biologics Announces Leadership Team

January 5, 2017

SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE, January 5 – PvP Biologics today announced the company’s leadership team. The company was formed to advance an oral enzyme therapy, called KumaMax, for the treatment of celiac disease. Currently in pre-clinical development, KumaMax is a uniquely engineered, recombinant enzyme that is active under acidic stomach conditions and has high specificity…

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UW Spin-Out Seeks to Develop Celiac Disease Therapy

December 20, 2016

SEATTLE and SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2016 – PvP Biologics, a University of Washington spin-out, is advancing a scientifically designed enzyme that could help people with celiac disease. The UW Institute for Protein Design created the enzyme, called KumaMax. It targets parts of gluten that cause the autoimmune reaction leading to celiac disease. The disease…

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