Cancer compound is scheduled to enter Phase I studies later this year.

SynCo Bio Partners will fill and finish batches of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals’ anticancer mAb OMP-21M18. This is OncoMed’s lead compound and is expected to enter Phase I trials this year.

OncoMed recently inked a deal with GlaxoSmithKline valued at $1.4 billion to advance its cancer stem-cell antibody therapeutics. OMP-21M18, represent a key project in this alliance.

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