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Transgene Reports on the Combination Trial of TG4010, Chemotherapy and Nivolumab in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Strasbourg, France, December 12, 2019, 5:45 p.m. CET – Transgene (Euronext Paris: TNG), a biotech company that designs and develops virus-based immunotherapeutics against cancer, today announces that the primary endpoint (overall response rate) of the Phase 2 trial evaluating TG4010 in combination with chemotherapy and Opdivo® (nivolumab) was not reached. This combination regimen was assessed as a first-line treatment for patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with low-to-no expression of PD-L1 by the tumor cells (PD-L1<50%). Transgene has taken the decision to stop further development of TG4010.

This multi-center single-arm Phase 2 trial enrolled 40 evaluable patients in the USA and Europe. It was conducted under a clinical collaboration agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb, which is supplying nivolumab.


Philippe Archinard, PhD, Chairman and CEO of Transgene, added:

“We are obviously very disappointed with the outcome of this Phase 2 trial which showed that the triple combination regimen of TG4010, chemotherapy and nivolumab did not sufficiently increase the response rate in this patient population with advanced NSCLC whose tumor express low or undetectable levels of PD-L1. Additional data analyses are still ongoing and the complete study results will be presented at an upcoming scientific conference. 

With funding until 2022 and a diversified portfolio of novel immunotherapies targeting solid tumors, our strategy remains clear and unchanged. The Phase 2 combination trial of TG4001 in HPV-positive cancers is recruiting well and we expect to report the next clinical readout as planned in H1 2020. We are also advancing our two novel technology platforms myvac and Invir.IO®. Clinical sites have been initiated and the first two trials evaluating TG4050, the first myvac™ candidate, will soon be enrolling patients. These trials will be jointly funded with NEC. A trial with TG6002 administered via the intrahepatic artery is also about to enroll its first patient. In addition, we expect to submit a clinical trial application in the first half of 2020 for BT-001, the first Invir.IO® oncolytic virus encoding for an anti-CTLA4 antibody. Finally, our collaboration with AstraZeneca focused on generating novel multi-armed Invir.IO® oncolytic viruses is making excellent progress. 

These multiple advances give me great confidence that Transgene is well placed to demonstrate and deliver the potential of its novel therapeutic vaccines and oncolytic viruses designed to improve the treatment of solid tumors.”


A conference call in English is scheduled on December 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. CET.


Webcast link to conference call:


Participant telephone numbers:

France: +33 (0) 1 7037 7166      

United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3003 2666            

United States: +1 212 999 6659  

Confirmation code: Transgene



A replay of the call will be available on the Transgene website ( following the live event.

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Last Updated: 13-Dec-2019