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Adherex: Attacking tumor vasculature

The integrin family of cell adhesion molecules is a well-studied group of molecules that includes clotting factors in blood. Adherex Technologies Inc. is focusing its efforts on a lesser-known adhesion molecule family, the cadhesins, which is responsible for like cells binding to form body tissues.

Adherex has developed a cadhesin-based discovery platform to identify small molecules that interact with cadhesins.

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