Annam Pharma

Annam Pharma is a San Diego oncology start-up. Our focus is on transforming cancer therapeutics by attacking the two main problems of current oncology therapeutics: (i) the limited efficacy and (ii) the serious side effects. How do we solve these problems? We use the fact that current oncology therapeutics lacks targeting and is like carpet bombing your body with harsh medicine. At Annam Pharma, we improve cancer treatments by designing targeted cancer drugs that work more like a guided missile. When cancer cells are preferentially attacked, the cancer itself is treated more effectively and at the same time most of the healthy cells avoid damage. With our approach, a smaller dose of a targeted drug can have a larger therapeutic effect with fewer side effects both because the drug enters healthy cells less easily and because there is simply less of the drug to cause side effects at all.

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