Doctors Juan Manuel Domínguez (Pharma Mar) and Gema Pérez-Chacón (IIBM, CSIC-UAM) have been awarded the Professor Durántez Award from the L.A.I.R. Foundation to the best scientific publication on tumor immunology in 2020 for his work entitled: "CD13 as a new tumor target for antibody-drug conjugates: validation with the conjugate MI130110" (J Hematol Oncol. 2020, 13 (1): 32). This work was carried out in PharmaMar and in the laboratory of Dr. Juan Manuel Zapata (IIBM, CSIC-UAM) also had the collaboration of groups from the Instituto de Investigacion Sanitaria Hospital de la Princesa (IIS-IP) and the CNIC. This work identifies CD13 as a new tumor target for rare and hematological cancers and develops a new antibody-drug complex (ADC) directed against this target.
The LAIR. Foundation It is a private, non-profit, scientific and educational Foundation dedicated to research and training of researchers in the field of the immune-oncology. Likewise, it promotes the study of problems related to diseases in which the immune response plays a fundamental role in their etiopathogenesis.