Can-Fite BioPharma (NYSE American: CANF), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that bind specifically to the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR), addressing cancer, liver and inflammatory diseases, announced new findings in its collaboration with Univo Pharmaceuticals (TASE:UNVO) characterizing the effects of cannabinoids on diseases mediated through the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR).
Why It Matters: Joint research shows that certain cannabinoid-based formulations exert a highly potent beneficial effect on diseased cells by binding to A3AR, and these findings present new opportunities for the development of cannabinoids in the treatment of a variety of diseases in which there is an overexpression of A3AR. Can-Fite filed a patent application titled "Cannabinoids for use in treating A3 adenosine receptor-associated conditions" based on these findings and covering all the clinical indications in which A3AR is overexpressed.
Key Quote: “As the medical community is now recognizing the opportunities within this exciting area, it is important that we protect our innovative approach and the investments that we made along the way. In addition to our small molecule drugs, Piclidenoson and Namodenoson, which are currently in Can-Fite’s advanced stage clinical pipeline, we now have the opportunity to develop a whole new class of cannabinoid-A3AR drugs in partnership with Univo.” – Dr. Pnina Fishman, CEO
The Backstory: Can-Fite, a global leader in discovering and developing drugs which target A3AR, is collaborating with Univo Pharmaceuticals and utilizes its platform technology within the framework of this collaboration to develop cannabinoids for the treatment of large unmet medical needs. Can-Fite announced a strategic partnership with Univo Pharmaceuticals, a medical cannabis company, in September 2019, and Univo’s CEO Golan Bitton joined Can-Fite’s Board of Directors in December 2019.
Can-Fite Biopharma (CANF) is a client of RedChip Companies, Inc. CANF agreed to pay RedChip Companies, Inc. a cash fee of $5,000 monthly, beginning in August 2019, and 16,500 shares of CANF Rule 144 stock for 6 months of RedChip investor awareness services and consulting services.