SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recursion, a clinical-stage biotechnology company combining artificial intelligence (AI), experimental biology, and automation to discover and develop drugs at scale, today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with the Ohio State Innovation Foundation (OSIF), the technology transfer function of The Ohio State University, gaining rights to OSU-HDAC42, a clinical-stage compound that will be developed by Recursion as REC-2282. Recursion plans to develop the compound in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a devastating rare tumor syndrome.
“We leveraged our unique discovery platform to identify potential therapies for NF2 from among known compounds with the potential for accelerated development,” said Chris Gibson, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Recursion. “We found a strong signal in our data for REC-2282 as a potential treatment for NF2, and upon further diligence, discovered the drug was already being pursued in the treatment of this disease. The universe of experimental treatments is vast, but the data arbitrage generated empirically on our platform gave us the confidence to move forward quickly.”