NEW YORK, Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Y-mAbs”) (YMAB), a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today announced that Dr. Jeong A Park from the Department of Pediatrics of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will present preclinical data from the Company’s bispecific GD2 antibody in a poster presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA on December 3, 2018, at 9:00 PM Eastern. An abstract of the poster presentation will be made available online by ASH on November 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern.
Bispecific GD2 antibodies were tested in solid tumors in preclinical models with T-cells and were shown to exert anti-tumor effect against GD2(+) tumor xenografts or PDX tumors. Further, the bispecific GD2 antibodies induced rapid and quantitative T-cell homing to tumors, mediating antibody dependent T-cell mediated cytotoxicity (ADTC) against GD2, and were shown to infiltrate tumors with little to no immune response, also known as cold tumors.
Y-mAbs is a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company has a broad and advanced product pipeline, including two pivotal-stage product candidates—naxitamab and omburtamab—which target tumors that express GD2 and B7-H3, respectively.
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