BioLineRx Licenses Anti-Cancer Compound From Israeli Universities
 
BioLineRx last week said that it has gained an exclusive worldwide license to the small molecule BL-4060 from Yissum, the technology-transfer arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Hadasit, the tech-transfer company of Hadassah medical organization.
 
BL-4060 is an analog of the fatty molecule ceramide for the treatment of cancer. Ceramide is a strong pro-apoptotic agent that induces apoptosis in a variety of cancer cells.

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