Asceneuron researches and develops oral small molecule therapeutics targeting tauopathies for treating progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), other related neurodegenerative diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. The lead product, an O-GlcNAcase inhibitor that in preclinical studies has been demonstrated to modulate tau pathology, has entered the critical regulatory studies to allow its entry into human clinical testing. Neuronal deposits of the microtubule-associated tau protein are a common feature of tauopathies and known to be a major contributor to neurodegenerative diseases.
The Sofinnova Capital Strategy acts as a founding and lead investor in early-stage biopharma and medtech start-ups focusing on groundbreaking therapeutic technologies.
The MD Start Strategy is Sofinnova’s in-house medtech accelerator. The team’s hands-on entrepreneurial expertise contributes to the platform's global leadership in company building.
The Sofinnova Crossover Strategy supports ground-breaking innovations in later-stage biotech and medtech companies, enabling ambitious life sciences companies to reach their full potential.
Our Industrial Biotech Strategy seeks early-stage investments that will have a positive impact on sustainability in the chemicals, agriculture, food and materials sectors.
The Sofinnova Telethon Strategy seeks early-stage projects to bring the best Italian science to the world stage.