LTP Technology

Liver Targeting Prodrug (LTP™) Technology

Ligand’s LTP™ TECHNOLOGY is a broad second generation liver-targeting prodrug technology that has an activation mechanism similar to HepDirect but with broader applications and many improved features. The proprietary chemical modifications can be used with many chemical classes of drugs in addition to phosphorus-containing compounds and have multiple chemistry strategies, improving flexibility and success rates.  In addition, the second generation technology eliminates the undesirable by-products released during activation of the first generation prodrugs.