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Preclinical development of therapeutic oligonucleotides

In the fifth installment of our #DiscoveringOligonucleotides series, we dive into the preclinical development phase. From research in vitro, which lays the groundwork, until validation in vivo, which brings promising therapies to clinical reality, therapeutic oligonucleotides, like all other drugs, need to be studied in depth before being tested in patients. In vitro research: the […]

Metaverse opens new opportunities for research and collaboration

If there is one word that distinguishes OLIGOFASTX and its philosophy, it is innovation. Thanks to our research efforts, we are able to advance our objective, which is none other than to improve the quality of life of patients affected by rare diseases that have no treatment. And this desire for innovation leads us to […]

World Cancer Day

As it could not be otherwise, from Oligofastx we join in the celebration of the World Cancer Day, February 4, promoted by The World Cancer Society World Health Organization the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) with the aim of raising awareness and mobilizing society to advance […]

Oligonucleotides, the language of life in small doses

A technological revolution can start with a key concept, the application of an equation or, often, with the development of a particular material. Steels, alloys, concretes, liquid fuels, semiconductors or polymers are examples that changed the history of mankind and today are ubiquitous in our lives. The pharmaceutical industry is no different. Thus, the ability […]

Maurice Wilkins, the third man of the double helix

History is peppered with stories, legends and tales. And as in all of them, any biography of a person of international relevance, such as the one we are dealing with today, is full of anecdotes, joys and sorrows and betrayals. Recognizing all his valuable contributions, the life of Maurice Wilkins is marked by destiny: the […]

Anaplastic thyroid cancer: the most aggressive and lethal type of cancer

Thyroid cancer is a common malignancy of the endocrine system. There are four types: Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common of all thyroid cancers. Follicular thyroid cancer accounts for 10% of thyroid cancers. Medullary thyroid cancer represents 2% of thyroid cancers. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the most advanced and aggressive of the thyroid cancers. […]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome: when the immune system attacks peripheral nerves

Today we are going to talk about one of those diseases classified as rare, for which there is, as yet, no solution. It is one of the diseases we are working on and researching at Oligofastx: Guillain-Barré syndrome. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a neurological disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the peripheral nervous […]