MENLO PARK, Calif. & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adicet Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACET), a clinical stage biotechnology company discovering and developing first-in-class allogeneic gamma delta chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies for cancer, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation to its lead program ADI-001, an investigational therapy targeting CD20 for the potential treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).
ADI-001 is currently being evaluated in an ongoing dose escalation Phase 1 study evaluating the safety and tolerability of ADI-001 for the potential treatment of NHL. The Fast Track Designation was granted based on ADI-001’s potential to address an unmet need within the adult NHL patient population.
“Fast Track Designation represents an important milestone in the clinical development of ADI-001,” said Chen Schor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adicet Bio. “We believe ADI-001 is unique in that it is designed to target malignant B cells by leveraging the innate and adaptive receptors found naturally on gamma delta T cells with the added benefit of an engineered anti CD20 CAR. We remain optimistic about the potential of our program and look forward to reporting additional data from the Phase 1 trial of ADI-001 in the first half of 2022.”
Fast Track Designation is a process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs intended to treat serious conditions and fill an unmet medical need.
About Adicet Bio, Inc.
Adicet Bio, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company discovering and developing allogeneic gamma delta T cell therapies for cancer. Adicet is advancing a pipeline of “off-the-shelf” gamma delta T cells, engineered with CAR and T cell receptor-like targeting moieties to enhance selective tumor targeting, facilitate innate and adaptive anti-tumor immune response, and improve persistence for durable activity in patients. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.adicetbio.com.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" of Adicet within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to business and operations of Adicet. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, express or implied statements regarding Adicet’s beliefs and expectations regarding: the expected potential therapeutic effects, safety and tolerability profile, design, implementation, timing, and success of ADI-001; and the significance and expected benefits of FDA’s Fast Track Designation for ADI-001.
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