Small molecule

A small molecule is a small, chemically manufactured compound with a low molecule weight. Small molecule drugs help regulate a biological target such as an enzyme, channel or receptor to modify a disease process.

The large majority of drugs on the market today are small molecules and most are delivered orally. Small molecule drugs are part of what Syncona calls, the “First Wave” of technologies in healthcare and are dominated by large pharmaceutical companies.

OMass Therapeutics is a privately-held biotechnology company, based in Oxford, UK. The Company is focused on structural mass spectrometry to discover novel medicines. It uses its suite of proprietary technologies based on high-resolution mass spectrometry to study intact protein assemblies.