| 2019-06-03 14:52:51|
NK 14:52 06/03 06/03/19
NantKwest launches Phase 1 trial of CD19 t-haNK cell therapy in lymphoma
NantKwest announced that the company's t-haNK investigational new drug application has cleared FDA review and the program has now transitioned to a first-in-human clinical trial targeting CD19 t-haNK in advanced B-cell lymphoma. "Based on extensive and encouraging preclinical results, we have enhanced our ability to modularly combine this proprietary off-the-shelf t-haNK-based therapy with a wide range of monoclonal antibodies using this multi-targeted approach. We are now ready to transition this innovation in NK cell based therapeutics to a Phase I human clinical trials designed to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of CD19 t-haNK cell therapy in advanced b-cell lymphoma. Upon completion of the safety phase, NantKwest intends to combine this CD19 t-haNK cell therapy with other synergistic, immunomodulatory agents as part of an integrative, combination therapy approach that we describe as the NANT Cancer Vaccine to further enhance the synergistic effectiveness of this novel therapeutic intervention," said CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong.