STORM Therapeutics (STORM) is a clinical stage biotechnology company creating novel therapies that inhibit RNA modifying enzymes (RME) for use in oncology and other diseases. There are more than 150 RNA modifications reported and approximately 300 RNA modifying enzymes which represent novel therapeutic targets.

STORM has leveraged its first mover advantage to establish a novel drug discovery and RNA analytics platform leading to the identification of novel targets and a proprietary pipeline of first in class small-molecule drug candidates for potential use in oncology, inflammation, viral infections, and CNS diseases.

The pipeline is exemplified by STORM’s first-in-class, METTL3 inhibitor STC-15 which received IND approval for commencement of its Phase 1 clinical study in cancer patients which began in November 2022. STC-15 represents the first ever RNA modifying enzyme inhibitor to enter clinical evaluation in humans. Additional programs are planned for advancement into IND-track activities in 2023.

Fierce Biotech named STORM as one of its 2022 “Fierce 15”, designating it as one of the most innovative, exciting biotechnology companies in the industry, pioneering novel drug targets.

STORM has built an experienced R&D team who occupy modern, well-equipped laboratories on the Babraham Research Campus near Cambridge, UK. The company’s proprietary in house research is complemented by outsourcing of some discovery activities to high quality CRO partners (e.g., Evotec) enabling STORM to operate a cost efficient and flexible model.