United States, California, Redwood City – 06-18-2020 (PRDistribution.com) — AltruBio Inc. www.altrubio.com, a clinical stage biotech company, presented its findings of Neihulizumab, a biologic for the treatment of refractory ulcerative colitis, at DDW in May 2020. Led by gastroenterologist Dr. David T. Rubin of the University of Chicago Medicine, this single-arm, open-label Phase 2 study demonstrated a response rate of 50% (remission rate of 29%) at week 12 after patients with ulcerative colitis received 10 doses of Neihulizumab treatment. The durability of the drug remained at week 26 with a response rate of 50% (remission rate of 30%). AltruBio’s poster was selected as a poster of distinction, meaning that the abstract was scored in the top 10% of all AGA abstracts selected for poster presentation at DDW.
Neihulizumab is an immune checkpoint agonist antibody targeting PSGL-1/CD162 that depletes chronically activated T cells. This mechanism has been evaluated in four autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and has demonstrated clinical proof of concept and safety in more than 100 patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This study drug is currently in Phase 2 trials for the treatment of refractory ulcerative colitis and in Phase 1 trials for the treatment of steroid refractory acute Graft versus Host Disease (SR-aGVHD), with encouraging results in patients that are refractory to available therapies.
About Ulcerative Colitis.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation and frequently involves ulceration or erosions in the lining of the colon and rectum. It is estimated that about 1 million people in North America are affected with UC, with incidence rising globally.
Though the etiology is unknown, UC is thought to occur from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, frequent bowel movements and rectal bleeding. Patients with UC are at higher risk for developing colon cancer.
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About AltruBio Inc. (www.altrubio.com)
AltruBio is a privately held biotechnology company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area that is focused on developing novel antibody therapeutics for the treatment of immunological diseases with high unmet medical needs. Based on unique insights into immune tolerance and epitope dominance sciences, AltruBio’s pipeline includes two clinical stage product candidates: (i) Neihulizumab (AbGn-168H) an immune checkpoint agonist antibody targeting PSGL-1/CD162 that depletes unwanted activated T cells with proof of mechanism in four autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and (ii) AbGn-107, an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) employing a unique enzyme cleavable hydrophilic self-immolative linker and targeting a gastrointestinal tumor antigen. AbGn-107 has demonstrated encouraging results in chemo-refractory gastric, pancreatic, colorectal and biliary cancers.
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