WARREN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celularity, Inc., a clinical-stage cell therapeutics company developing allogeneic cellular therapies harnessed from human placentas, today announced it will present first-ever clinical and pre-clinical results from its comprehensive placental hematopoietic stem cell derived natural killer (PNK) cells oncology program at the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting being held from March 29 – April 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Investigational PNK-007 is a fully allogeneic, off-the-shelf cell therapy product developed as a potential treatment option for various hematological cancers and solid tumors.
“Combining the unique biologic properties of placental-derived cells with our proprietary IMPACT™ cell therapy development platform, Celularity is working to develop next-generation, off-the-shelf immunotherapies that could be safer, more accessible, and more affordable than currently available approaches,” said Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., Celularity's Founder, Chairman and CEO. “These data are an important and validating milestone of our IMPACT™ platform. We believe the emergent positive profile marks the unveiling of a potential new immuno-oncology option, one capable of turning cells from this abundant, highly scalable and versatile source—the placenta leftover after a healthy birth—into meaningful therapies for patients with cancer and other serious diseases.”
Data highlights at AACR include:
Presentation (Abstract #CT108): A Phase I study of PNK‐007, allogeneic, off the shelf NK cell, post autologous transplant in multiple myeloma. Monday, April 1, 1:00pm – 5:00pm EST. Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall B, Poster Board Number 7.
Presentation (Abstract #CT079): A Phase 1 Study of PNK-007, Allogeneic, Off the Shelf NK Cell in Relapsed/Refractory AML. Monday, April 1, 1:00pm – 5:00pm EST. Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall B, Poster Board Number 3.
Poster Presentation (Abstract #LB-070): Immune monitoring of PNK-007, an allogeneic, off the shelf NK cell in a Phase I study of acute myeloid leukemia. W. van der Touw, Ph.D. Monday, April 1, 8:00am – 12:00pm EST. Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall B, Poster Section 41, Poster Board Number 15.
Oral Presentation (Abstract #5318): Genetic modification potentiates the anti-tumor activity of human placental CD34+ cells-derived NK cells. J. Li, Ph.D. Sunday, March 31, 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST. Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Room B405.
PNK‐007 is the only allogeneic, off-the-shelf NK cell therapy being developed from placental hematopoietic stem cells as a potential treatment option for various hematological 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. PNK cells are currently being investigated for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and multiple myeloma (MM).
Celularity, headquartered in Warren, New Jersey, 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 IMPACTTM platform, Celularity is the only company harnessing the purity and versatility of placenta-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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