4SC at a glance
Drugs for the treatment of cancer
4SC focuses on the development of novel small molecule drugs that target key mechanisms of cancer development, such as the enzymes lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) or histone deacetylases (HDAC), for example. Such drugs are intended to provide patients with innovative treatment options that are more tolerable and efficacious than existing therapies and provide a better quality of life.
4SC’s goal is to advance its own drug development programs in order to increase the value of the Company as a whole through entering into valuable partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies for the further development or commercialization of 4SC’s drug candidates, and/or the eventual marketing and sales of approved drugs in select territories, such as Europe.
CEO Jason Loveridge, Ph.D., on fast-to-market strategy for development of 4SC’s core assets resminostat, 4SC-202 and 4SC-208
as of August 2017
Our business model
4SC’s business model is focused on advancing attractive drug candidates in refractory, relapsing, resistant and non-responding patients in cancer indications with the highest unmet medical need and considerable economic potential along the path to market maturity and commercializing them in licensing partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies while maintaining select territories – such as Europe – for direct sales and marketing.
Through resulting license fees, milestone payments and royalties, and direct sales revenues, 4SC aims to achieve sustainable revenue growth and profitability.
Legal structure of the Group
4SC has been listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 15 December 2005.
The Group operates in the “Development” segment, which covers all preclinical and clinical development of 4SC’s drug candidates up to market approval. The “Discovery & Collaborative Business” segment encompasses all preclinical research projects. In addition, 4SC plans to sell or out-license its other projects outside of oncology.