Tagworks and City of Hope secure US$ 465k ‘Breakthrough Award’ from US Department of Defense

Published on: 02 July 2015

For their proposal “Click chemistry-triggered activation of Antibody-Drug Conjugates”, Tagworks Pharmaceuticals and the research group of professor Paul Yazaki at the Department of Immunology, City of Hope Beckman Research Institute in Duarte, CA, were awarded a US$465,000 Breakthrough Award through the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) of the US Department of Defense. The competition for a BCRP grant was extremely tight with less than 6% of the proposals being recommended for funding. The running time of the project is two years.