Celularity Presents Pre-Clinical Data Demonstrating the Potential of Allogeneic Placental-Derived, Cryopreserved NK Cell Therapy (CYNK-001) in Glioblastoma at the 2019 Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting
WARREN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celularity, Inc. (“Celularity” ), a clinical-stage cell therapeutics company focused on the development of innovative allogeneic cellular therapies from human placentas, today announced pre-clinical data supporting the advancement of CYNK-001, a placental-derived, cryopreserved natural killer (NK) cell therapy, as a clinical candidate for patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in a poster presentation at the 2019 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, A.Z.
Results from pre-clinical studies demonstrated in vivo anti-GBM activity of CYNK-001. “The positive results from these pre-clinical studies highlight the versatility and activity of our investigational, off-the-shelf, placental-derived NK cell therapy program,” said Robert Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., Founder, Chairman and CEO at Celularity. “There is a clear need for novel therapeutic approaches to the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. We look forward to advancing our investigational programs and are optimistic about the possibility of bringing another therapeutic option to patients in need.”
CYNK-001 is the only cryopreserved allogeneic, off-the-shelf NK cell therapy being developed from placental hematopoietic stem cells as a potential treatment option for various hematologic cancers and solid tumors. NK cells are a unique class of immune cells, innately capable of targeting cancer cells and interacting with adaptive immunity. When derived from the placenta, these cells offer intrinsic safety and versatility, allowing potential use across a range of organs and tissues. CYNK-001 is currently being investigated as a treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma (MM), and as a potential treatment option for various solid tumors.
Celularity, headquartered in Warren, N.J., is a clinical-stage cell therapeutics company delivering transformative allogeneic cellular therapies, engineered from the postpartum human placenta. Using proprietary technology in combination with its IMPACT™ platform, Celularity is the only company harnessing the purity and versatility of placental-derived cells to develop and manufacture innovative and highly scalable off-the-shelf treatments for patients with cancer, inflammatory and age-related diseases. To learn more, please visit www.celularity.com.
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