A Star is born as new SIRP player aims to Electra-fy rare disease

Star Therapeutics Inc. emerged from stealth mode to tell the world about its approach to drug discovery and development in rare diseases, and to spin out Electra Therapeutics Inc., the first in a projected family of companies. Deploying antibody drug discovery expertise, South San Francisco-based Star aims to generate programs that target multiple diseases with […]

Star’s Electra spinout turning SIRP proteins into depletion handles

The first in a series of spinouts from Star targeting biology shared by multiple diseases, Electra is leveraging insights into the SIRP protein family to stop pathogenic myeloid and T cell activity via a clinical-stage lead program, with a series of preclinical assets behind it. Electra Therapeutics Inc. and its parent company Star Therapeutics both emerged […]

Electra Therapeutics announces $84 million Series B financing and unveils its novel SIRP targeted therapies for immunological diseases and cancer

Company’s first-in-class approach to targeting of signal regulatory proteins (SIRP) enables specific depletion of pathological immune cells Financing enables lead product candidate, ELA026, to reach clinical proof of concept in the inflammatory disease sHLH, expansion of ELA026 into other indications, and advancement of two additional programs towards the clinic SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 16, […]