OXFORDSHIRE, England & CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. & ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Immunocore Limited, a leading T Cell Receptor (TCR) biotechnology company, today announced the start of the first-in-human clinical trial of IMC-C103C, the third bispecific developed using the company’s innovative ImmTAC® technology platform. IMC-C103C is focused on targeting tumours that express the protein MAGE-A4 (Melanoma-Associated Antigen A4) and is being developed in partnership with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.
The trial (IMC-C103C-101) is designed to study the safety and preliminary activity of IMC-C103C as a monotherapy and in combination with atezolizumab (Tecentriq®) in patients with MAGE-A4-expressing cancers.
David Berman, Head of Research and Development at Immunocore, commented: “We have now brought our third TCR- engineered bispecific ImmTAC into the clinic. IMC-C103C is designed to re-direct T cells to attack MAGE-A4 expressing tumours and we’re pleased to be moving its clinical development forward in partnership with Genentech.”
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Immunocore, a leading T Cell Receptor (TCR) biotechnology company, is focused on delivering first-in-class biological therapies that have the potential to transform the lives of people with serious diseases. The Company’s primary therapeutic focus is oncology and it also has programs in infectious and autoimmune diseases. Immunocore has a pipeline of proprietary and partnered programs in development and the lead program, tebentafusp (IMCgp100), has entered pivotal clinical studies as a treatment for patients with metastatic uveal melanoma. Collaboration partners include Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Lilly, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Immunocore is headquartered at Milton Park, Oxfordshire, UK, with offices in Conshohocken and Rockville, USA. The Company is privately held by a broad international investor base. For more information, please visit www.immunocore.com.
Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) is a registered trademark of Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.