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WUGEN Presents New Data for Key CAR-T Platform at the 2019 Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASBMT and CIBMTR

Presentations feature new preclinical data on WUGEN’s core fratricide-resistant CAR-T therapy platform targeting T-cell malignancies

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 20, 2018 – WUGEN Inc., a biotechnology company developing a novel, universal allogeneic CAR-T therapy platform, today announced data presentations at the 2019 Transplantation & Cellular Therapy (TCT) Meetings of ASBMT and CIBMTR, Feb. 20 – 24 in Houston. New data will be presented on WUGEN’s core platform technology supporting its “off-the-shelf,” fratricide-resistant CAR-T cell therapy for T-cell malignancies.

“We are driving innovation in CAR-T therapies with our novel technology platform,” said John McKearn, Ph.D., CEO of WUGEN. “Our preclinical data validate the use of allogeneic ‘off-the-shelf’ adoptive immunotherapy for the treatment of Sézary syndrome, bringing hope to an underserved patient population. These findings will allow us to advance our understanding of CAR-T therapies to improve patient outcomes.”

Presentations:

Title: A Long-Acting Pharmacological Grade Interleukin-7 Molecule Logarithmically Accelerates CART Proliferation, Differentiation, and Tumor Killing (Abstract #223)
Presented: Matt L. Cooper, Ph.D., Washington University of St. Louis
Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:45 p.m. CST
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall B3

Title: Modeling Sézary Syndrome for Immunophenotyping and Anti-Tumor Effect of Ucart and Long-Acting Interleukin-7 Combination Therapy (Abstract #228)
Presented: Karl W. Staser, Ph.D., Washington University of St. Louis
Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:45 p.m. CST
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall B3

Title: CS1 Targeted Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR) for Treatment of Multiple Myeloma (Abstract #579)
Presented: Julie O’Neal, Ph.D., Washington University of St. Louis
Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6:45 p.m. CST
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall B3

About WUGEN

WUGEN Inc., is a biotechnology company developing a novel CAR-T therapy platform including an “off-the-shelf” fratricide-resistant CAR-T cell therapy for T-cell malignancies. WUGEN’s state-of-the-art gene editing technologies and cutting-edge CAR-T cell therapy address some of the challenges that have limited the clinical development of allogeneic CAR-T cells. WUGEN was founded based on technology licensed from Washington University in St. Louis. For more information please visit www.wugen.com.

 

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