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HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Drug Names(s): HQK-1001
Description: HQK-1001 is an orally administered short chain fatty acid (SCFA) derivative, which has a unique combination of biological effects - induction of fetal globin and stimulation of red blood cell production - that addresses the underlying pathological mechanisms in sickle cell disease and a related disorder, beta thalassemia. HQK-1001 increases fetal globin through displacement of a repressor complex from the gamma globin gene promoter.
Deal Structure: HemaQuest obtained an exclusive worldwide license for a series of patents and patent applications for HQK-1001 from Boston University.
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