What makes antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) so special? Let’s first understand what an oligonucleotide is. An oligonucleotide is a short strand of synthetic DNA, or a nucleic-acid chain, usually consisting of up to approximately 20 nucleotides read from left to right. n-Lorem’s ASO technology is based on thirty years of innovation and investment to make ASOs drugs with optimal qualities. This technology is also uniquely beneficial for nano-rare patients due to its specificity and broad utility to address the myriad of mutations that nano-rare patients present. Each a unique program with a unique challenge.
Compared to other drug discovery platforms, discovering and developing an optimal ASO is inexpensive, quick and can be used to treat diseases that are caused by many different types of gene mutations. ASOs are designed to bind precisely with RNA, modifying the process of creating a disease-causing protein. Thereby making ASOs highly specific and a powerful drug discovery technology for nano-rare patients, who need a therapeutic approach that targets their specific gene mutation.