InnoCare Pharma announced today that the company has received Investigational New Drug (IND) approval of clinical trial from the NMPA (National Medical Products Administration) for its TYK2 JH2 allosteric inhibitor ICP-488, which is the Company’s third innovative drug for the treatment of autoimmune diseases to enter the clinical stage.

ICP-488 is a potent and selective TYK2 (tyrosine kinase 2) allosteric inhibitor that, by binding the JH2 domain, blocks the signal transduction of IL-23, IL-12, type 1 IFN and other inflammatory cytokine, thereby inhibiting the pathological process of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

InnoCare discovered ICP-488 internally. As a novel oral TYK2 allosteric inhibitor, ICP-488 will be developed for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Read more here.