Catapult Therapeutics

Catapult Therapeutics is a privately held Dutch biotech company developing CAP-100 – an innovative first-in-class humanized anti-CCR7 antibody.

The chemokine receptor CCR7 is over-expressed in many cancers, and high CCR7 expression is associated with poor prognosis and short survival in hematological and solid malignancies. Preclinical studies have shown that the anti-CCR7 antibody can prolong survival and inhibit cancer cell migration in multiple animal models of B-cell and T-cell lymphomas.

CAP-100 has a uniquely differentiated mechanism of action, which is complementary to current standard of care treatments for hematological malignancies. Thus, CAP-100 is a potential monotherapy and can be used in combination with current standard treatments.

CAP-100 is currently in preclinical development and will be IND ready by end of 2019.

Catapult Therapeutics was established in 2015 as a joint venture between Spanish and Dutch partners. Catapult is founded on the discoveries of Dr Cecilia Munoz and her group at Hospital La Princesa in Madrid. They identified and validated CCR7 as a therapeutic target for leukemias and lymphomas. Technology of Dutch biotech company Pepscan made it possible to generate antibodies against human CCR7.

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