Unum Therapeutics Announces Active Investigational New Drug (IND) Application for Antibody-Coupled T Cell Receptor (ACTR) platform in Combination with Trastuzumab in Patients with HER2+ Advanced Cancers
– First Solid Tumor Product Candidate Based on Unum’s universal ACTR Technology –
– Phase 1 Study Expected to Initiate by the End of 2018 –
“We are very happy to reach this important milestone for patients and for Unum,” said
Under this IND,
About Unum Therapeutics
Unum Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient’s immune system to cure cancer. Unum’s novel proprietary technology, antibody-coupled T cell receptor (ACTR), is a universal, engineered cell therapy intended to be used in combination with a wide range of tumor-specific antibodies to target different tumor types. ACTR087 used in combination with rituximab, an anti-CD20 antibody, is Unum’s most advanced product candidate, currently in Phase I clinical testing in adult patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (r/r
The Company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.
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