HanAll Biopharma and Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co-invest in Vincere Biosciences for Parkinson's Disease Collaboration

13 June 2023 | Tuesday | News

HanAll Biopharma (KRX: 009420.KS) and Daewoong Pharmaceutical (KRX: 069620.KS) today announced the expansion of their open collaboration strategy by investing in Vincere Biosciences, a Cambridge, MA-based company developing therapeutics targeting mitophagy. These investments, via the Freemind Investments (FMI) investment platform, fosters further discussions for future collaborations around Parkinson's disease therapeutics as well as Vincere's artificial intelligence platform, which ranges from tools to accelerate drug discovery to algorithms that assist with subject selection in clinical trials.
Image Source : Public Domain

Image Source : Public Domain

  • HanAll Biopharma and Daewoong Pharmaceutical have co-invested in Vincere Biosciences.
  • These mission-aligned companies are collaborating to develop small-molecule therapies for Parkinson's patients, benefiting from their combined expertise in clinical development and disease biology.
  • The parties will also continue to explore opportunities to expand their collaboration, leveraging Vincere's proprietary AI platform and various mitochondrial targeting efforts.

Vincere Biosciences aims to conquer degeneration, whether in Parkinson's or age-related degeneration, through the discovery and development of small molecules empowered by a suite of computational tools alongside traditional biology and drug discovery expertise. The company is focused on developing first-in-class disease-modifying therapeutics by targeting the modulation of mitochondrial quality control mechanisms such as mitophagy. By increasing mitophagy to sequester and recycle damaged mitochondria, Vincere's compounds increase the ratio of healthy mitochondria and counteract a key deficit in Parkinson's disease as well as in a broad range of other age-related disorders.


"This investment reflects our commitment to strategic collaborations, especially at this pivotal moment of convergence between drug development and artificial intelligence. With the diverse and complementary research approaches among Vincere, Daewoong, and HanAll, we look forward to finding paths to help Parkinson's patients," said Sean Jeong, M.D., MBA, CEO of HanAll Biopharma.

"By combining efforts and resources, we can accelerate the multi-tiered approach HanAll has undertaken in the Parkinson's space," added Dr. Almira (Ellie) Chabi, CMO and CDO at HanAll Biopharma. "There is a great deal of synergy that can be found among the programs, and, in addition, there are opportunities for collaborations leveraging Vincere's versatile AI platform to evolve and transform our approach to drug development."

Sengho Jeon, CEO of Daewoong Pharmaceutical, said, "We are very pleased to invest in Vincere Biosciences to accelerate the development of innovative therapeutics for Parkinson's disease, an area of great focus for us."

"This partnership highlights the joining of forces across a shared mission to deliver disease-modifying medicines for Parkinson's disease," said Dr. Spring (Bahareh) Behrouz, PhD, CEO of Vincere Biosciences. "Daewoong and HanAll's track record of success in clinical studies and shared strategic alignment complement our team's deep understanding of the underlying biology. We look forward to a productive relationship that will accelerate the delivery of therapeutics to patients in need."

Stay Connected

Sign up to our free newsletter and get the latest news sent direct to your inbox


Forgot your password?



Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password.

Back to log-in