Member Contact: Malcolm Mcco
Position: Managing Director and CEO
Industry: Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Viralytics is focused on the development and commercialisation of oncolytic immunotherapies that harness the power of certain viruses to preferentially infect and kill cancer cells. Our lead product candidate is CAVATAK™, a proprietary formulation of the common cold Coxsackievirus Type A21 (CVA21), now being evaluated in Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials. CAVATAK binds to specific receptor proteins highly expressed on a range of cancer cell types, and acts to destroy local as well as metastatic tumour cells through cell lysis and the potential generation of a specific immune response against the cancer cells. Through these selective mechanisms of action, our therapies are designed to provide greater tolerability and efficacy, offering hope on an improved quality of life to patients with cancers that are difficult to treat with current therapeutic approaches.