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  • frankfrazzano frankfrazzano Apr 7, 2014 4:59 PM Flag

    $horts are officially T O A S T !

    TIM-1 expression is upregulated in several cancers, including renal cell and ovarian carcinomas. It is associated with kidney injury and the shedding of its ectodomain is a predictive biomarker for tumor progression. TIM-1 has very restricted expression in healthy tissues, making it a promising target for antibody mediated therapy. The data were presented in a poster presentation at the American Association of Cancer ResearchCancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014.

    "We believe CDX-014 will be another exciting addition to our clinical pipeline," said Tibor Keler, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Celldex. "The data presented today confirmconfirm that CDX-014 effectively targets the tumor marker TIM-1 in vitro and elicits significant anti-tumor activity in key models. We are currently completing manufacturing and IND-enabling studies and anticipate that CDX-014 will enter Phase 1 clinical studies in renal cell carcinoma and potentially other TIM-1 expressing tumors in 2015."

    CDX-014 was developed internally by Celldex. A fully human monoclonal antibody specific for extracellular domain of TIM-1 was selected to bind to TIM-1 expressed on a variety of transformed cell lines, including human renal cell and ovarian carcinoma. Internalization studies demonstrated that the antibody was rapidly internalized by cells in vitro and the internalization was confirmed by quantitative imaging flow symmetry. The ADC CDX-014 was produced by the covalent linkage of the anti-TIM-1 antibodies to monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE), a potent cytotoxin. CDX-014 demonstrated in vitro cytostatic or cytotoxic activity against a variety of TIM-1 expressing cell lines, but did not impact TIM-1 negative cell lines. Significant anti-tumor activity was observed in predictive preclinical xenograft models of human renal clear cell carcinoma, human ovarian adenocarcinoma and human lung carcinoma.

    ..told U all last week the AACR would do it!


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