Developing next-generation macromolecule therapeutics

Sapreme’s mission is to develop next-generation macromolecule therapeutics by circumventing endosomal entrapment, thereby enhancing target engagement.
The company’s proprietary endosomal escape platform improves the therapeutic window by enabling access to intracellular targets with minimal toxicity.
This approach is applied for Sapreme’s internal pipeline and is available for partnering, without limitation to biologic modality or indication.

Science

The Challenge: Endolysosomal trapping of macromolecules

One of the greatest challenges for efficacy of macromolecule therapeutics that act on an intracellular level, is delivery into key cells. Macromolecule therapeutics nowadays rely on receptor-mediated endocytosis into the endosomal compartment. The endo-lysosomal membranes, however, prohibit efficient cytoplasmic access of such foreign substances. The therapeutic efficacy of such drugs is therefore highly dependent on endo-lysosomal vesicles degradation.
Cytosolic delivery of macromolecule therapeutics requires incredibly challenging technical optimizations or specialized drug delivery platforms. For most oligonucleotide-based therapeutics, delivery remains an unsolved problem and exposes a significant need for the development of novel delivery mechanisms.

Our Approach: ENDOSCAPE®

At Sapreme, we are developing improved macromolecule delivery mechanisms by circumventing endosomal entrapment. Our ENDOSCAPE® platform is based on compounds which can release trapped cargo from the endo-lysosomal membranes, improving the therapeutic window and enabling access to intracellular targets with minimal toxicity.
By binding our technology to antibody-conjugated toxins and oligonucleotides, our goal is to enhance target engagement and improve therapeutic efficacy without limitation to biologic modality or indication.

News & Events

Press Releases:

Sapreme Unveils its Proprietary Endosomal Escape Platform in Presentations at 16th Annual Meeting of Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society

UTRECHT, the Netherlands–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sapreme, a biotechnology company focused on improving the delivery and efficacy of macromolecule therapeutics, today announced positive preclinical data on its proprietary endosomal escape platform in two presentations at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society (OTS), held virtually from September 27th to 30th, 2020.

Sapreme is developing macromolecule delivery methods based on compounds that release therapeutic cargo from the endo-lysosome, improving access to intracellular targets and enhancing the therapeutic window for these therapeutics. Current macromolecular biologics rely on receptor-mediated endocytic uptake into the endosome and inefficient passive release from these vesicles into the cell to achieve therapeutic efficacy. The company’s presentations demonstrate that Sapreme’s SPT001 compound improves intracellular release of targeted antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) and thereby also their therapeutic efficacy. In addition to ASOs, SPT001 has also been demonstrated to enhance delivery of other targeted payloads such as antibody-conjugated toxins.

“The data presented today underscore the broad potential of our platform to overcome endosomal entrapment and improve the therapeutic window of macromolecule therapeutics,” stated Guy Hermans, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Sapreme. “We are encouraged to see that conjugating SPT001 to liver or tumor targeted ASOs leads to significantly improved silencing, with positive implications for development of metabolic syndrome and oncology targeting drug developments. These results support the further development of SPT001 as the delivery mechanism of choice for future intracellularly active macromolecular drug candidates.”

The presentations are available on demand at the 16th Annual Meeting of the OTS conference website through this link.

The full text press release is available here.

About Sapreme:
Sapreme’s mission is to develop next-generation macromolecule therapeutics by circumventing endosomal entrapment, thereby enhancing target engagement. The company’s proprietary endosomal escape platform improves the therapeutic window by enabling access to intracellular targets with minimal toxicity. This approach is applied for Sapreme’s internal pipeline and is available for partnering, without limitation to biologic modality or indication.

Contacts:
Guy Hermans, CEO
+31 30 760 09 76
hermans@sapreme-technologies.com

For Media Inquiries, please contact:
Trophic Communications
Eva Mulder or Valeria Fisher
+49 89 238 877 30
sapreme@trophic.eu

Upcoming Events:

Guy Hermans (CEO) and Ruben Postel (CSO) will be presenting “Efficient, targeted cytoplasmic delivery of oligonucleotides via Sapreme’s endosomal escape enhancers” and “SPT001 enhanced mAb-oligo conjugates: efficient delivery beyond the liver”, respectively, at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society, on Monday, September 28th at 2:15 p.m. EDT.

These presentations will be available on demand through the conference website at this link.

Careers

If you are a talented individual interested in contributing to our mission, please send your resume to 

info@sapreme-technologies.com

Contact

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+31 30 760 09 76

Address

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Yalelaan 62
3584 CM Utrecht
The Netherlands