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Foghorn Therapeutics Announces Presentation at Upcoming 4th Annual Targeted Protein Degradation Summit

October 19, 2021

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David Millan, PhD, VP of Chemistry, to present overview of company’s proprietary protein degrader platform and its clinical stage asset, FHD-609, a potent and selective heterobifunctional degrader of BRD9

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foghorn Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: FHTX), a company pioneering the discovery and development of a new class of medicines targeting genetically determined dependencies within the chromatin regulatory system, today announced that David Millan, PhD, Foghorn’s Vice President of Chemistry, will be presenting at the 4th Annual Targeted Protein Degradation Summit, which is being held virtually October 26-29, 2021. With an initial focus in oncology, Foghorn’s Gene Traffic Control Platform® and resulting broad pipeline has the potential to transform the lives of people suffering from a wide spectrum of diseases.

“At Foghorn, we have spent the last four years building a drug discovery platform including robust protein degrader capabilities that we have applied to drugging the chromatin regulatory system at scale, in context, and in an integrated fashion,” stated Dr. Millan. “We use this part of our platform to evaluate and optimize novel heterobifunctional degrader compounds derived from our library of drug-like linkers in combination with E3 ligase binders.  We have developed a robust suite of physiologically relevant screening assays that measure protein kinetics and enable us to generate and model ternary complexes.”

“Foghorn is actively advancing over eight protein degrader programs through both pre-clinical and clinical activities. Among these is FHD-609, a potent and highly selective heterobifunctional degrader of BRD9 with encouraging therapeutic potential as a new treatment for synovial sarcoma, an aggressive soft tissue cancer with limited treatment options. Having recently entered the clinic, FHD-609 is representative of the innovative capabilities of our targeted protein degradation platform that positions us to be a leader in the development of protein degrader therapeutics. We continue to advance our understanding of this emerging biology through multiple ongoing degrader programs, and I am excited to share our learnings and progress at this year’s TPD Summit,” concluded Dr. Millan.

Presentation details:
Title:         Discovery of FHD-609: A Potent & Selective Intravenous Heterobifunctional Degrader of BRD9
Day:         Wednesday, October 27
Time:        4:45pm ET / 1:45pm PT

Additional information on the Summit can be found here.

About Foghorn Therapeutics
Foghorn® Therapeutics is discovering and developing a novel class of medicines targeting genetically determined dependencies within the chromatin regulatory system. Through its proprietary scalable Gene Traffic Control® platform, Foghorn is systematically studying, identifying and validating potential drug targets within the chromatin regulatory system. The company is developing multiple product candidates in oncology.

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Media Contact:

Fanny Cavalié, Foghorn Therapeutics Inc.

Gregory Kelley, Ogilvy

Investor Relations Contact:

Ben Strain, Foghorn Therapeutics Inc.

Hans Vitzthum, LifeSci Advisors


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