Innovative medicines for everyone, everywhere in the world
Akston Biosciences Corporation is bringing innovative new biologics through the riskiest development phases, faster, more cost-effectively, and with a higher likelihood of success. Our model is well-suited for biologics development today, and will become even more valuable as U.S. payors force a reduction in the lifetime returns for innovative biologics.
Here’s how we do it:
Owning the key development and manufacturing infrastructure
Akston designed and built a multi-kilogram-scale GMP biologics factory, with full Process Development and Quality Control capabilities, all under a state-of-the-art Quality Management System.
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Using a common platform for all candidates
Each of its products is derived from the Ambifect™ Fc-fusion protein platform, leveraging common manufacturing and analytical processes to speed development and reduce regulatory risk.
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Building deep partnerships
Akston licenses its candidates to go-to-market partners but also maintains close involvement with those partners in the product development process.
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Akston is led by the team from SmartCells, Inc. that developed SmartInsulin and sold it to Merck & Co. in one of the largest preclinical pharmaceutical acquisitions in history.
While a great financial success, the team later saw how big pharma’s slow and risk-averse approach to developing this breakthrough therapeutic kept the world’s first glucose-responsive insulin from reaching the people who need it most.
With that in mind, Akston was built to bring innovative new biologics through the riskiest development phases, faster, more cost-effectively, and with a higher likelihood of success. In just over a decade, Akston has developed a strong pipeline, built its GMP manufacturing and laboratory space, and assembled a vibrant team working towards one common goal – to develop affordable, innovative medicines for everyone, everywhere in the world.