OSSIANIX, INC is a privately held pre clinical company that develops Biotherapeutic products using the highly versatile single domain VNAR antibody from the shark. The attractive biological and biophysical properties of the VNAR structure allows the rapid delivery of exquisitely high-affinity products to multiple target classes that have proven difficult or impossible by standard antibody approaches or alternative scaffolds.The platform is also attractive for generating bispecific antibodies that can be engineered with ease to develop products with differentiated features in diseases of high unmet need. Ossianix has also developed highly innovative approaches to target specific cells and tissues such as the brain via the blood brain barrier and peripheral nerve via the neuromuscular junction.
Ossianix is headquartered in the University City Science Center in downtown Philadelphia and has research laboratories at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst in Stevenage, Herts, UK. Ossianix was founded by Frank S Walsh, Corey Goodman and Lynn Rutkowski who have had distinguished careers in academia, Pharma and Biotech and bring a wealth of experience to the problem of delivering the next generation of Biologics products. The company started operations in 2012 with funding from Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, BioAdvance and the ALS Association. Current programs focus on autoimmunity, neurodegereration, ALS, pain and botulism.