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CellCentric was formed as a pioneer in epigenetics. An early aggregator of knowledge in the emerging area of understanding of cell fate control mechanisms, with links to over 25 leading international laboratories.

Based on a strong scientific foundation, and having investigated multiple epigenetic-related targets alone and in collaboration (methyltransferases, demethylases, deubiquitinases), the company is now a highly focused asset-centric business. CellCentric’s lead programme is based on the inhibition of the androgen receptor (AR) pathway via a histone acetyl transferase (HAT) target.

The primary application for CellCentric’s novel inhibitors is for prostate cancer and its most aggressive form, castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The pathway also has relevance to other cancer types including bladder and breast.




Alderley Park Accelerator


Company Type

Lab and office



Small molecule therapeutics