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Working together, we can discover and develop novel treatments for your rare disease – fast
AI-powered, patient-inspired treatments for rare diseases
Here at Healx, we combine our innovative AI technology with patient insight and in-house drug discovery expertise to fast-track novel and effective treatments towards patients.
We work across a wide range of disease areas and collaborate with patient groups from around the world. This work takes many different forms, from co-development to the in-licensing of in-development drug repurposing opportunities, but one constant is that patients are kept firmly at the heart of every project – they’re the real rare disease experts after all.
Together with patient groups, we’re taking a new approach to developing treatments – one that is AI-powered but, even more importantly, one that is patient-inspired. Let’s collaborate to accelerate the development of novel rare disease treatments.
Working together we’re able to
Discover and develop effective treatments for rare diseases
By combining AI technology with a focus on finding novel monotherapy or combinations of existing drugs, we are able to achieve a probability of success that’s higher than traditional drug discovery methods allow – in terms of taking a treatment from discovery phase to the market.
Healnet, our AI drug discovery platform, allows us to quickly predict which known drugs have the highest chance of success at treating rare conditions, as well as those that might work well in combination. The benefit of combining several known drugs is that we have a higher chance of being able to target more of the complex and diverse symptoms rare diseases display – and often at lower drug doses.
The added advantage of repurposing known drugs means that we’re focusing on drugs whose safety profiles and mechanisms of action have already been established. This helps de-risk the treatment discovery process even further.
Fast-track novel treatments towards patients
Together with patient groups, we work to progress new treatments from drug prediction stage towards clinical trial phase in a time frame of around 24 months. Our AI technology and focus on drug repurposing are key to this.
The use of AI allows us to analyse all available disease- and drug-related data to pinpoint new treatments for rare conditions at a fraction of the time it would take humans to do this. Critically, it is during this process that we often also uncover completely new disease-drug interactions.
An added benefit of this approach is that because we’re looking at known drugs that can be repurposed, we’re often able to move directly to Phase IIa clinical trials, since the safety profile of these treatments has already been established. This further accelerates the treatment discovery process.
Keep patients at the heart of treatment discovery
From the work we’ve done to date, with patient group partners from around the globe and across multiple different disease areas, we’ve found that the best results come from a collaborative approach.
By pooling our resources to combine our AI tech and drug discovery expertise with patient insights and disease knowledge, we’re able to achieve the best results and patient outcomes.
In terms of this collaborative approach we’re keen to work in a way that benefits all involved. Take a look below for more info on how we can work together.
Ways of working together
Treatment discovery partnerships
Interested in discovering and developing treatments for your rare disease of interest? We work with patient organisations to discover and develop novel therapies – taking these treatments through clinical trials and to patients together.
To do this we typically partner with patient groups from the outset of a project. This is an approach which has proved successful when working with partners such as FRAXA Research Foundation and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Sharing our resources, knowledge and expertise, we’re able to fast-track the discovery and development of these treatments – with the aim of taking treatments from prediction phase to clinical trial stage within 24 months.
If you’re interested in learning more about opportunities for how we can work together, please click the button below.
Do you have a repurposed drug with evidence of efficacy in your rare disease of interest but need additional support to take these towards patients? Working together, we can quickly turn your research, insights and repurposing assets into treatments – helping transform your research into reality.
By applying our drug development and clinical expertise, along with the necessary financial resources, we’re able to evaluate, enhance and accelerate the development of your repurposed drugs.
In these cases, we may also be able to use our technology to validate and enhance available repurposing assets – with the aim of starting a clinical trial within 6-12 months from project start.
This type of partnership is a particular focus of our current Rare Treatment Accelerator (RTA) programme. Click the button below to find out more.
Hear from our patient group partners
Dr Allyson Berent
Healx’s use of cutting-edge AI, combined with our scientific team’s expertise in cell lines and animal models, makes this innovative program incredibly promising - creating a unique opportunity to quickly bring therapies from bench to clinic.
We are delighted to be collaborating with Healx in this pioneering partnership which has the potential to accelerate the development of much-needed treatments for both forms of PKD.
Dr Mike Tranfaglia
The Healx partnership has been nothing short of amazing. In less than two years together, we were able to deliver decades-worth of drug discovery, and now we’re taking those discoveries to the clinic.
We are excited to move the needle forward for pancreatitis patients with the help of Healx. Their AI-powered drug repurposing model gives pancreatitis patients hope that they will see an effective treatment for their disease in the next five years.
Annette Bakker, PhD
We at Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) are very excited about this partnership. It is very encouraging that Healx is committed to developing innovative treatments for NF patients in collaboration with CTF.
Kate Adcock, PhD
It’s an exciting time for research into muscle-wasting conditions, and treatments are on the horizon. By working with world-leading partners like Healx, we can drive vital research forward and accelerate access to treatments.
Rick Thompson, PhD
Healx combines a deep knowledge of drug repurposing with a passionate desire to deliver real change to rare disease patients.