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BIOLINERX LTD. filed this Form F-1 on 10/02/2012
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As part of our business strategy, we continue to actively source, rigorously evaluate and in-license selected therapeutic candidates. We establish and maintain close relationships with research institutes, academic institutions and biotechnology companies in Israel and, more recently, in other countries to identify and in-license therapeutic candidates. Before in-licensing, each therapeutic candidate must pass through our thorough screening process. Our Scientific Advisory Board and disease-specific third-party advisors are active in evaluating each therapeutic candidate. Our approach is consistent with our objective of proceeding only with therapeutic candidates that we believe exhibit a relatively high probability of therapeutic and commercial success. To date, we have screened over 1,500 compounds, presented more than 60 candidates to our Scientific Advisory Board for consideration, initiated development of 42 therapeutic candidates and terminated 27 feasibility programs.
Our Strategy
Our objective is to be a leader in developing innovative pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products. We continuously identify and in-license therapeutic candidates in order to maximize our potential for commercial success. We repeatedly assess compounds by evaluating their efficacy, safety, technological novelty, patent status, market potential, and development and regulatory pathways. Our approach to evaluating, in-licensing and developing therapeutic candidates allows us to:
continually build our pipeline of therapeutic candidates;
advance those therapeutic candidates with the greatest potential;
quickly identify, and terminate the development of, unattractive therapeutic candidates; and
avoid dependency on a small number of therapeutic candidates.
Using this approach, we have successfully advanced five therapeutic candidates, BL-1020, BL-1040, BL-5010, BL-7040, BL-8040 and BL-1021 into clinical development. Specific elements of our current strategy include the following:
Support the successful development and commercialization of BL-1040 by Ikaria. We intend to assist our licensee, Ikaria, to develop and commercialize BL-1040. We are currently meeting with Ikaria on a quarterly basis to provide our expertise in their development and commercialization efforts as necessary.
Commercialize additional therapeutic candidates through out-licensing arrangements or, where appropriate, by ourselves. We intend to commercialize many of our products through out-licensing arrangements with third parties who may perform any or all of the following tasks: completing development, securing regulatory approvals, manufacturing and/or marketing. If appropriate, we may enter into co-development and similar arrangements with respect to any therapeutic candidate with third parties or commercialize a therapeutic candidate ourselves.
Design development programs that reach critical decisions quickly. At each step of our screening process for therapeutic candidates, a candidate is subjected to rigorous feasibility testing and potential advancement or termination. We believe our feasibility approach reduces costs and increases the probability of commercial success by eliminate less promising candidates quickly before advancing them into more costly preclinical and clinical programs.
Use our expertise and proprietary screening methodology to evaluate in-licensing opportunities. In order to review and select among various candidates efficiently and effectively, we employ a rigorous screening system we developed. Our Scientific Advisory Board and disease-specific third-party advisors evaluate each candidate. We intend to in-license a sufficient number of therapeutic candidates to allow us to move a new therapeutic candidate into clinical development every 12 to 24 months.
Leverage and expand our relationships with research institutes, academic institutions and biotechnology companies, including the specific strategic relationships that we have developed with Israeli research and academic institutions, to identify and in-license promising therapeutic candidates. To date, we have successfully in-licensed compounds from many major Israeli universities, as well as from many Israeli hospitals, technology incubators and biotechnology companies. We continue to maintain close contacts with university technology transfer offices, research and development authorities, university faculty, and many biotechnology companies to actively seek out early stage compounds. In addition, we actively source and evaluate non-Israeli compounds although we currently do not have any compound in our pipeline that was sourced outside of Israel.