Asher Bio to Present New Preclinical Data for Selective Support of CAR-T Cell Therapies by Cis-Targeted IL-2 and IL-21 Cytokines at ASH 2022
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asher Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Asher Bio), a biotechnology company focused on developing therapies to precisely engage specific immune cells to fight cancer, chronic viral infection and autoimmune disease, today announced that it will present preclinical data showing that cis-targeted IL-2 or IL-21 cytokine fusion molecules selectively augment CAR-Ts in vitro and enhance in vivo anti-tumor activity and survival at the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 10-13, 2022.
Asher Bio’s cis-targeted cytokine fusions consist of a targeting antibody directed against a tag expressed on the CAR-T surface that is co-expressed with the CAR and a cytokine mutein with attenuated binding to its cognate cytokine receptor.
Details of the poster presentation are as follows:
Presentation Title: Selective Support of CAR-T Cell Therapies by Cis-Targeted IL-2 or IL-21 Cytokines Results in Enhanced Anti-Tumor Activity
Session Title: 703 – Cellular Immunotherapies: Basic and Translational
Session Date and Time: December 12, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall D
Abstract Number: 4608
About Asher Bio
Asher Bio is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapies to precisely engage specific immune cells to fight cancer, chronic viral infection and autoimmune disease. We utilize our proprietary cis-targeting platform to develop therapies engineered to overcome limitations of other immune-based treatments by selectively activating specific immune cell types with validated disease fighting functionality. Our candidates feature an antibody connected to a modified immunomodulatory protein, such as a cytokine. Our candidate design is intended to enable our candidates to selectively activate the desired immune cells and not other cells that contribute to toxicity or immune suppression. Asher Bio was founded by Ivana Djuretic and Andy Yeung with support from Third Rock Ventures and is located in South San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.asherbio.com and follow us on Twitter @AsherBio and on LinkedIn.
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