Cerulean to Present at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

WALTHAM, Mass.--()--Cerulean Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:CERU), a clinical-stage company developing nanoparticle-drug conjugates (NDCs), announced a scheduled poster presentation on CRLX301 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting being held June 3-7, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Details of the poster presentation are as follows:

Title: A Phase 1 Study of CRLX301, a Novel Nanoparticle-Drug Conjugate (NDC) Containing Docetaxel (DOC), in Patients with Refractory Solid Tumors
Poster Session: Developmental Therapeutics—Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Date and Time: June 5, 2016 8:00-11:30 am CDT
Abstract Number: 2526
Poster Board Number: 226
Location: Hall A
Summary: CRLX301 is generally well tolerated with hints of antitumor activity, and with differentiated pharmacokinetics compared to DOC.

An electronic copy of the poster will be available upon request following ASCO by emailing ir@ceruleanrx.com.

About CRLX301

CRLX301 is a dynamically tumor-targeted NDC designed to concentrate in tumors and slowly release its anti-cancer payload, docetaxel, inside tumor cells. In preclinical studies, CRLX301 delivers up to 10 times more docetaxel into tumors, compared to an equivalent milligram dose of commercially available docetaxel and was similar to or better than docetaxel in seven of seven animal models, with a statistically significant survival benefit seen in five of those seven models. In addition, preclinical data show that CRLX301 had lower toxicity than has been reported with docetaxel in similar preclinical studies. CRLX301 is in Phase 1/2a clinical development.

About Cerulean Pharma

The Cerulean team is committed to improving treatment for people living with cancer. We apply our Dynamic Tumor Targeting™ Platform to create a portfolio of NDCs designed to selectively attack tumor cells, reduce toxicity by sparing the body’s normal cells, and enable therapeutic combinations. Our first platform-generated NDC clinical candidate, CRLX101, is in multiple clinical trials in combination with other cancer treatments, all of which aim to unlock the power of combination therapy. Our second platform-generated NDC clinical candidate, CRLX301, is in a Phase 1/2a clinical trial. For more information, please visit www.ceruleanrx.com.

About Cerulean’s Dynamic Tumor Targeting Platform

Cerulean’s Dynamic Tumor Targeting Platform creates NDCs that are designed to provide safer and more effective cancer treatments. We believe our NDCs concentrate their anti-cancer payloads inside tumors while sparing normal tissue because they are small enough to pass through the “leaky” vasculature present in tumors but are too large to pass through the wall of healthy blood vessels. Once inside tumors, our NDCs enter tumor cells where they slowly release anti-cancer payloads from within the tumor cells.

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Contacts

Cerulean Pharma Inc.
Nicole P. Jones, 781-209-6385
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
njones@ceruleanrx.com

Contacts

Cerulean Pharma Inc.
Nicole P. Jones, 781-209-6385
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
njones@ceruleanrx.com