About Us

Connect Biopharma is a global, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company founded by a team with broad knowledge of the drug discovery industry and expertise in targeting immunological pathways.

We are dedicated to improving the lives of patients living with chronic inflammatory diseases through the development of innovative therapies derived from our T cell-driven research.

We apply our expertise in T cell biology to discover and develop investigational drug candidates with a goal to produce first-in-class or best-in-class drugs for inflammatory diseases. We are committed to building a rich pipeline of molecules to target inflammatory diseases with significant unmet medical needs and affecting millions of patients worldwide.

Our lead product candidate, CBP-201, is an antibody designed to target interleukin-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα), which is a validated target for the treatment of several inflammatory diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD) and asthma.  A Phase 1b study in AD patients showed CBP-201 was well-tolerated, led to suppression of a serum biomarker of inflammation and rapid improvements in signs and symptoms of AD disease activity. As a result, we believe that CBP-201 has the potential to deliver fast onset and sustained clinical outcomes with a convenient dosing frequency. We have initiated a Phase 2b trial of CBP-201 in AD patients with moderate-to-severe AD.

Our second lead product candidate is CBP-307, a modulator of a T cell receptor known as sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1). Specifically, we are developing CBP-307 for two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD).

With current headquarters in China, additional operations in the United States and Australia, and clinical development activities in those geographies as well as Europe, Connect Biopharma is building a rich pipeline of internally designed, wholly owned small molecules and antibodies targeting several aspects of T cell biology.

The exciting and diverse product development pipeline that we have established since the company was founded in 2012 evidences the power of our expertise and technology platform.