Marker Therapeutics Announces FDA Clearance of IND for MT-601, the six-antigen targeted T Cell Therapy for the treatment of relapsed/refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
“This new clinical trial will build upon results that were observed in the Phase I/II TACTAL study conducted by BCM, which assessed the safety and efficacy of five-antigen-directed multiTAA-specific T cell product,” stated Dr.
In the TACTAL study, patients were treated with five-antigen-directed multiTAA-T cell product. Based upon the safety profile observed with multiTAA-specific T cell therapies containing WT-1 in multiple cancer indications, the FDA cleared in the IND the addition of WT-1 as the sixth tumor-associated antigen to the MT-601 product that will be used to treat patients in the Marker sponsored study. In addition, the FDA has cleared Marker to initiate its study at a dose level of 200 million cells per infusion, versus the dose range of 10-40 million cells per infusion used in the TACTAL study. This increase in the cell dose will be possible due to Marker’s development and adoption of a 9-day manufacturing process, which also accelerates the time to treatment.
Marker’s MT-601 Phase 1 trial will focus on r/r NHL patients who have failed CD19 CAR-T therapy, or those who are ineligible for treatment with those therapies. MT-601 targets a series of tumor antigens other than CD19, offering patients a therapeutic alternative even if their tumor has escaped by downregulating the expression of CD19. For patients who cannot access CD19 therapies, MT-601 has the potential to generate objective responses, with tolerability and potentially longer duration of response.
“FDA clearance of our IND for MT-601 is a significant milestone as we advance our pipeline in a number of Company-sponsored trials,” said Peter
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