Bicycle Therapeutics Announces Publication of Article Highlighting Preclinical Data from BT8009 Program in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics

CAMBRIDGE, England, & BOSTON--()--Bicycle Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ:BCYC), a biotechnology company pioneering a new and differentiated class of therapeutics based on its proprietary bicyclic peptide (Bicycle®) technology, today announced that an article highlighting preclinical data from BT8009, a Nectin-4 targeting Bicycle Toxin Conjugate, was published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. The article, titled “BT8009: a Nectin-4 targeting Bicycle® Toxin Conjugate for treatment of solid tumors” is available online via this link.

Having already announced interim, positive results from our ongoing Phase I trial of BT8009, we are pleased to describe the work leading to its identification and the preclinical studies that support its potential to rapidly diffuse into, and to kill, solid tumor cells.” said Nicholas Keen, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Bicycle Therapeutics. “The data published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics describe BT8009’s pre-clinical efficacy in a wide range of cell-derived xenograft and patient-derived xenograft tumor models, with full tumor regression frequently seen in large and small tumors. We look forward to providing additional clinical data on BT8009 later this year.”

About Bicycle Therapeutics

Bicycle Therapeutics (NASDAQ: BCYC) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of medicines, referred to as Bicycles, for diseases that are underserved by existing therapeutics. Bicycles are fully synthetic short peptides constrained with small molecule scaffolds to form two loops that stabilize their structural geometry. This constraint facilitates target binding with high affinity and selectivity, making Bicycles attractive candidates for drug development. Bicycle is evaluating BT5528, a second-generation Bicycle Toxin Conjugate (BTC®) targeting EphA2; BT8009, a second-generation BTC targeting Nectin-4, a well-validated tumor antigen; and BT7480, a Bicycle TICA® targeting Nectin-4 and agonizing CD137, in company-sponsored Phase I/II trials. In addition, BT1718, a BTC that targets MT1-MMP, is being investigated in an ongoing Phase I/IIa clinical trial sponsored by the Cancer Research UK Centre for Drug Development. Bicycle is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with many key functions and members of its leadership team located in Lexington, MA. For more information, visit bicycletherapeutics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts

Investors:
David Borah, CFA
VP, Capital Markets & Investor Relations
david.borah@bicycletx.com
617-203-8300

Media:
Argot Partners
Sarah Sutton
bicycle@argotpartners.com
212-600-1902

Contacts

Investors:
David Borah, CFA
VP, Capital Markets & Investor Relations
david.borah@bicycletx.com
617-203-8300

Media:
Argot Partners
Sarah Sutton
bicycle@argotpartners.com
212-600-1902