SIO scientists have mined their rare collection of marine organisms to identify, characterize and analog a proprietary, small molecule with anti-cancer properties. SAR studies have identified regions of the molecule that have yielded analogs of greatest interest. Compositions of matter and methods of use are claimed for the treatment of cancer and hyperproliferative disorders.
While in vivo studies have not confirmed which drugs will be most useful for which cancers, studies suggest the first targets may be solid tumors, particularly colon cancer. In general, any disease or condition characterized by hyperproliferative cell growth may benefit from this therapeutic approach.