Oslo, Norway, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANOV), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on CD37-targeted therapies for hematological cancers and immune diseases, announces that an e-poster regarding Alpha37, titled “Alpha Therapy targeted with 212Pb-NNV003 in treatment of NHL,” will be presented at the 2022 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting taking place April 8-13 at New Orleans, United States.
Electronic poster data shows that a single injection of 212Pb-NNV003, or Alpha37, is safe and effective for the treatment of CD37-positive chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) in mouse models. Promising efficacy in ibrutinib-resistant and ibrutinib-responsive CLL models was observed and Alpha37 treatment was superior to ibrutinib and oblinutuzumab, confirming that further clinical development is warranted. This data has already been presented at the company’s R&D Day in November 2021.
Alpha37 was developed as a targeted alpha radioimmunotherapy where the CD37-specific antibody NNV003 is coupled to the isotope generating alpha particles 212Pb for the treatment of NHL and CLL. Despite the availability of current treatments, most patients with these diseases inevitably relapse, meaning there is a significant unmet need for new alternative therapies.
Jostein DahleCo-founder and CSO from Nordic Nanovector, commented: “The preclinical data we have amassed on Alpha37 brings us closer to our goal of filing an IND to begin human clinical trials. We are focusing on high-risk and/or ibrutinib-resistant/refractory CLL as an indication of entry, but we believe there is a broader unmet need beyond that that Alpha37 may be able to satisfy. We look forward to the further development of this next-generation targeted anti-CD37 alpha radioimmunoconjugate .
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About Nordic Nanovector:
Nordic Nanovector is committed to developing and delivering innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company aspires to become a leader in the development of CD37-targeting therapies for hematological cancers and immune diseases. Nordic Nanovector’s lead clinical-stage candidate is betalutin®, a new radioimmunotherapy targeting CD37 designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with significant unmet medical need, representing a growing market that is expected to be worth close to $27 billion by 2029. Nordic Nanovector retains worldwide marketing rights to Betalutin® and intends to participate actively in the marketing of Betalutin® in the United States and other major markets. Further information can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com.
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