NGM Bio Announces Poster Presentation Featuring Preclinical Characterization of NGM936 at Upcoming 2022 ASH Annual Meeting
--Poster presentation to showcase NGM Bio’s in vitro and in vivo research supporting development of NGM936, a ILT3 x CD3 bispecific T cell engager product candidate engineered to direct T cell-mediated killing of ILT3-positive cancer cells--
--Oral presentation from the lab of Dr. Fabiana Perna at the Indiana University School of Medicine to showcase research done in collaboration with NGM Bio demonstrating the rationale for the study of NGM936 for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma--
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NGM Bio) (Nasdaq: NGM), a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing transformative therapeutics for patients, today announced that an abstract related to the Company’s first disclosed preclinical bispecific program, NGM936, has been accepted for presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, which will take place December 10 – 13, 2022 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
|Poster Presentation at 2022 ASH Annual Meeting|
|Abstract title:||Preclinical Characterization of NGM936, a Novel Bispecific T Cell Engager Targeting ILT3 for the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Monocytic Differentiation|
|Session name:||616. Acute Myeloid Leukemias: Investigational Therapies, Excluding Transplantation and Cellular Immunotherapies: Poster III|
|Location:||Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall D|
|An abstract from the lab of Dr. Fabiana Perna, M.D., Ph.D, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, presenting rationale for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma with NGM936 has also been accepted for oral presentation at the ASH Annual Meeting.|
|Abstract title:||A Novel Bi-Specific T-Cell Engager Targeting ILT3 Is Potently Effective in Multiple Myeloma|
|Session name:||802. Chemical Biology and Experimental Therapeutics I|
|Location:||Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 353-355|
Abbreviations (in Alphabetical Order)
CD3=Cluster of Differentiation 3; ILT3=Immunoglobulin-Like Transcript 3; LILR=Leukocyte Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor [ILT3=LILRB4]
About NGM Bio
NGM Bio is focused on discovering and developing novel, life-changing medicines for people whose health and lives have been disrupted by disease. The company’s biology-centric drug discovery approach aims to seamlessly integrate interrogation of complex disease-associated biology and protein engineering expertise to unlock proprietary insights that are leveraged to generate promising product candidates and enable their rapid advancement into proof-of-concept studies. As explorers on the frontier of life-changing science, NGM Bio aspires to operate one of the most productive research and development engines in the biopharmaceutical industry. All therapeutic candidates in the NGM Bio pipeline have been generated by its in-house discovery engine, always led by biology and motivated by unmet patient need. Today, the company has seven programs in clinical development, including four in Phase 2 or 2b studies, including the recently completed NGM621 CATALINA trial, across three therapeutic areas: cancer, retinal diseases and liver and metabolic diseases. Visit us at www.ngmbio.com for more information.
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