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Mural Oncology plc

Our Opinion

Mural Oncology plc is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list because they conduct pre-clinical studies of their drugs on animals to assess a product’s safety profile.

Supporting Evidence:

The company stated in the following report that they exploit animals for product testing.

“In preclinical studies, we evaluated a mouse ortholog of nemvaleukin in combination with several growth factor pathway inhibitors, including lenvatinib. Nemvaleukin in combination with lenvatinib resulted in enhanced tumor suppression and survival in a mouse preclinical model, as shown in the figure below. Similar results were observed with nemvaleukin in combination with lucitanib, a multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (“TKI”) and a mouse surrogate of bevacizumab, a selective inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor.” (Page 24) Read the full document

Company Description

Mural Oncology plc, a clinical-stage oncology company, focuses on discovering and developing immunotherapies for the treatment of patients with cancer. The company’s lead product candidate includes nemvaleukin alfa for the treatment of mucosal melanoma as a monotherapy and platinum-resistant ovarian cancer in combination with pembrolizumab. It also develops nemvaleukin to treat cutaneous melanoma and advanced solid tumors. The company is also developing engineered interleukin-18 and tumor-targeted interleukin-12 programs. Mural Oncology plc was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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