Acepodia uncorks a very early win for its antibody-natural killer cell conjugates in HER2 tumors
Can the antibody-drug conjugate model be applied to an off-the-shelf NK cell therapy? Acepodia uncorked preliminary Phase I data at #ESMO21 that suggest the answer may be yes.
Private biotech Acepodia’s lead “antibody cell conjugation” (ACC) candidate ACE1702 was well-tolerated in seven patients with advanced HER2 tumors who received lower doses of the drug, CEO Sonny Hsiao announced early Thursday. The patients who received the first four dose levels showed no signs of cytokine release syndrome, neurotoxicity or graft versus host disease — and one of them achieved a confirmed partial response; not earth-shattering, but a positive sign.
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