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Adaptimmune reports data on NY-ESO SPEAR T-cell receptor therapy

Adaptimmune Therapeutics announced a presentation of updated data on its lead clinical program, an NY-ESO SPEAR T-cell receptor therapy, in patients with synovial sarcoma at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2016 Congress. The study included Cohort 1: Subjects with high NY-ESO-1 antigen expression and lymphodepletion with cyclophosphamide and fludarabine; Cohort 2: Subjects with low NY-ESO-1 antigen expression and lymphodepletion with cyclophosphamide and fludarabine; Cohort 3: Subjects with high NY-ESO-1 antigen expression and lymphodepletion with cyclophosphamide alone -- no fludarabine; and Cohort 4: Subjects with high NY-ESO-1 antigen expression and lymphodepletion with a modified lower dose than Cohort I of cyclophosphamide and fludarabine. In Cohort 1, the median duration of response is reported to be approximately 31 weeks as of the August 31 data cutoff. Ongoing NY-ESO SPEAR T-cell persistence has been observed for up to 36 months. In Cohort 2, four subjects of a targeted 10 are currently enrolled in the second cohort; three patients have been treated with NY-ESO SPEAR T-cells. As of August 31, best responses seen in these three patients were: one partial response, one stable disease, and one progressive disease. In Cohorts 3 and 4, five patients are currently enrolled in the third cohort; no objective responses have been observed to date. As pre-specified in the protocol, enrollment in cohort 3 has ceased, and company has initiated enrollment in Cohort 4. NY-ESO SPEAR T-cells continue to demonstrate a generally acceptable benefit:risk profile in all treated patients to date. Most common toxicities related to therapy can be monitored and managed with medical intervention and supportive care. While there are differences in the patient populations, incidence of cytokine release syndrome with NY-ESO-1c259 SPEAR T appears to be of lower frequency and severity than reported with CD19 CAR-T therapy. As previously reported at the 2016 Annual American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting, there was one fatal SAE of bone marrow failure in Cohort 2 of the synovial sarcoma trial. Internal investigations have not identified a mechanism by which NY-ESO SPEAR T-cells may have caused bone marrow failure.

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ADAP Adaptimmune
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-0.39 (-5.74%)

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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Boston Scientific (BSX) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust by analyst Bruce Nudell, who expects an organic growth accelerating through 2018 driven by structural heart sales and core market stabilization. 2. Kite Pharma (KITE) initiated with a Buy, with analyst Robyn Karnauskas saying that Kite's technology could be the first to market and its data in the largest blood cancer market look similar to competition. The analyst also started Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) and Adaptimmune (ADAP) with Buy ratings. 3. Insulet (PODD) initiated with a Sell at Empire by analyst Cathy Reese, who said the company has several issues with its OmniPod System that will not be remedied with planned upgrades. 4. Biogen (BIIB) initiated with a Buy at Citi. 5. Crown Castle (CCI) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
08/04/16
LEER
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Adaptimmune partial clinical hold on planned trial 'surprising,' says Leerink
Leerink analyst Michael Schmidt sees the announced partial clinical hold on Adaptimmune's liposarcoma study as "surprising" and notes that it introduces some additional risk. However, the analyst says the news does not "fundamentally" change his investment thesis on Adaptimmune as he expects a rapid resolution. Schmidt reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
08/26/16
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Adaptimmune partial clinical hold may be lifted within weeks, says Citi
Citi analyst Robyn Karnauskas said that after traveling with several members of Adaptimmune's management team, including its CEO and CFO, she came away feeling that their TCR platform remains in the lead despite delays. The FDA's partial clinical hold in myxoid round cell liposarcoma, or MRCLS, was not related to safety or efficacy of the product and Karnauskas sees the potential for the FDA to possibly reverse the partial clinical hold within a few weeks, she tells investors. Citi keeps a Buy rating on Adaptimmune shares.
09/30/16
RAJA
09/30/16
INITIATION
Target $16
RAJA
Outperform
Adaptimmune initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Reni Benjamin initiated Adaptimmune with a Buy and a $16 price target saying it is a leading player in the engineered T cell receptor therapy space, with a growing product portfolio concentrating primarily in the solid tumor market.

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