Plantacor is a privately held company located in College Station, Texas approximately ninety miles northwest of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, an area which encompasses the largest concentration of medical facilities in the world. College Station is also home to Texas A&M University, The Texas A&M Health Science Center, The Texas A&M Institute of Pre-Clinical Studies and the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing.
The Company’s first product candidates are focused on unique analogs and novel formulations of known tumor growth inhibiting compounds derived from natural sources. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 70% of the currently approved anticancer drugs are either natural compounds, derived therefrom, or mimic natural compounds in one form or another - a proven resource for oncology drugs. Clearly, starting with recognized effective natural compounds, modifying their chemical structure and formulation for delivery, improving efficacy while maintaining the safety profile of the original compound, is a successful formula for rapid advancement of drug candidates.
In addition to our product candidates, Plantacor has developed certain formulation techniques and is evaluating additional natural compounds utilizing this technology. Much of this work has been funded through the generous donation of a foundation interested in pancreatic cancer research. The early data is exciting and we continue to evaluate additional ways to utilize this science.