Targeted Therapeutic Intervention at the Interface of the Neurosensory and Immune Systems
We apply state-of-the-art medicinal chemistry and biological tools to develop targeted small molecule therapeutics that hold potential to become novel, highly differentiated treatment options for a broad range of diseases. Our initial focus is on a novel class of cell surface receptors called Mas-related G protein-coupled receptors, or MRGPRs.
Our Therapeutic Programs
We are a clinical-stage company developing a pipeline of first-in-class, oral therapeutics targeting novel pathways along the neurosensory-inflammatory axis. Our product candidates are designed to address a broad range of disorders involving neurogenic inflammation – including chronic urticaria (hives), atopic dermatitis, and asthma – as well as severe forms of pruritus (chronic itchy skin).
Escient strives to discover and develop novel, life-changing medicines for patients. We are committed to advancing innovative solutions for some of the most challenging, underserved disorders worldwide, where current treatments are either insufficient or nonexistent.
Escient Pharmaceuticals Announces IND Clearance by FDA to Start Phase 1 Study of EP262, a First-in-Class Oral MRGPRX2 Antagonist for Mast Cell Mediated DisordersRead More
Escient Pharmaceuticals Announces Oral Presentation of Data Highlighting the Preclinical Development of EP262 at the 6th GA2LEN Global Urticaria ForumRead More
The Essence of Escient
At Escient, we are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of patients by applying cutting-edge science. We foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, transparency, mutual respect, and integrity. We view ourselves as pioneers and value that spirit and creativity in every one of our employees.