Polaris Group is a multinational biotechnology company focused on developing novel anti-cancer therapies.
Our lead drug candidate, Pegargiminase (ADI‑PEG 20), is a biologic in late-stage clinical development for a wide range of cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma, mesothelioma, pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, acute myeloid leukemia and others.
Polaris Group is involved in every stage of the drug development process. Our family of companies harnesses structure-based drug design technology to create novel oncology therapies, conducts clinical studies at top-tier cancer centers worldwide and operates CGMP production facilities in Northern California and China.
Family of Companies
Polaris Pharmaceuticals – Vacaville
Founded in 2002. Built a cGMP facility for biologics in 2005 and has been providing Pegargiminase for all clinical studies for over 10 years. As a CMO, manufactured cGMP grade biologics for a biotech company to conduct clinical studies in the USA.
DesigneRx Pharmaceuticals – Chengdu
Founded in 2013. Acquired 68 acres in Chengdu Hightech Industrial Park in 2013. Currently building a world-class large scale cGMP facility for biologics; pilot facility projected to be validated in 2019.
Polaris Pharmaceuticals – San Diego
San Diego-based Polaris Pharmaceuticals is leading clinical development of Polaris Group’s lead drug candidate, Pegargiminase. Founded in 2006, the company also conducts early-stage drug discovery, translational research and pre-clinical research for a variety of cancer indications and is executing global clinical studies for Pegargiminase.