Avacta is the proprietary owner of Affimer technology for the development of biotherapeutics, diagnostic tests and research reagents. Affimers represent a radical alternative to established antibody technology which dominates the drug industry. Avacta has made considerable progress towards its strategic goal to be ready to enter first-in-man Affimer trials by the end of 2019. In addition, Avacta is using external collaborations to expand the opportunities for its Affimer technology. A proof-of-concept study combining its Affimer technology with Glythera’s Permalink chemistry to generate Affimer Drug Conjugates has concluded successfully.