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Our Science

Medicenna is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company developing novel highly selective versions of IL-2, IL-4 and IL-13 Superkines™ and first in class Empowered Cytokines™ (ECs). Our mission is to become the leader in the development and commercialization of targeted Empowered Cytokines™ and Superkines for the treatment of a broad range of cancers. We seek to achieve these successful treatments by drawing on our expertise, and that of world-class collaborators, to develop a unique set of Superkines. These Superkines can be fused with pro-apoptotic proteins in order to precisely deliver potent cell-killing agents to the cancer cells as well as the immunosuppressive tumor micro-environment and the cancer stem cells without harming healthy cells.

Our name, Medicenna, is derived by fusing the word “Medicine” with the name, Avicenna, who has, for a thousand years, retained his original renown as one of the greatest thinkers and medical scholars in history. He is regarded, as the father of Evidence Based Medicine.