Morphic Therapeutic Enters Into Integrin Research and Development Collaboration with Janssen
- Deal extends reach of Morphic discovery across all known human integrins
- Therapeutic potential of Morphic pipeline expanded by inclusion of both integrin inhibitor and activator research
- Collaboration facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston
WALTHAM, Mass. – February 21, 2019 – Morphic Therapeutic (Morphic), a biotechnology company developing oral integrin therapies, announced today that it has entered into a research and development collaboration with Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) to discover and develop novel integrin therapeutics for patients with conditions not adequately addressed by current therapies. Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC facilitated the transaction. The collaboration focuses on several undisclosed integrin targets and will explore both inhibitors and activators of integrin function.