NeoImmuneTech, Inc. (KOSDAQ: 950220), a clinical-stage T cell-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that new data from two clinical trials evaluating the company’s lead asset NT-I7 (efineptakin alfa) will be presented during poster sessions at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, to be held in a virtual platform June 4-8, 2021. The data come from clinical studies evaluating NT-I7, a novel long-acting human IL-7, 1. in combination with Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) as a treatment for advanced solid tumors, and 2. given concurrently with adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with high-grade gliomas.
Details related to the poster presentations are as follows:
Title: Safety, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics Profiles and Preliminary Antitumor Activity of Phase 1b/2a Study of NT-I7, a Long-Acting Interleukin-7, plus Pembrolizumab in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors: The Phase 1b Data Report
Lead Author: Aung Naing, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Number: 2594
Poster Session: Developmental Therapeutics—Immunotherapy, on demand starting at 9:00am ET, June 4, 2021
Title: A phase I/II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel long-acting interleukin-7, NT-I7, for patients with newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas after chemoradiotherapy: the interim result of the phase I data
Lead Author: Jian Li Campian, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis/Siteman Cancer Center
Abstract Number: 2040
Poster Session: Central Nervous System Tumors, on demand starting at 9:00am ET, June 4, 2021
KEYTRUDA® is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA.
NT-I7 (efineptakin alfa) is the only clinical-stage long-acting human IL-7, and is being developed for oncologic and immunologic indications, in which T cell amplification and enhanced functionality may provide clinical benefit. IL-7 is a fundamental cytokine for naïve and memory T cell development and for sustaining immune response to chronic antigens (as in cancer) or foreign antigens (as in infectious diseases). In clinical trials to date, NT-I7 has exhibited favorable PK/PD and safety profiles, both as a monotherapy and in combination with other anticancer treatments. NT-I7 is being studied in multiple clinical trials in solid tumors and as a vaccine adjuvant. Studies are being planned for testing in hematologic malignancies, additional solid tumors and other immunology-focused indications.
NeoImmuneTech, Inc. (NIT) is a clinical-stage T cell-focused biopharmaceutical company, dedicated to expanding the horizon of immuno-oncology and enhancing immunity to infectious diseases. NIT is led by the scientific founder and inventor of NT-I7 (efineptakin alfa) and complemented by a strong executive team with rich industry experience at companies such as Novartis, BMS, GSK, Pfizer, Amgen, Eli Lilly, MedImmune/AstraZeneca and PwC. NIT is expanding rapidly in personnel and operations, as well as partnering with industry and academic leaders to investigate NT-I7 as monotherapy and in combination with various immunotherapeutics. For more information, please visit www.neoimmunetech.com.
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