Autolus Therapeutics presents additional data on AUTO3 in DLBCL during the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
- AUTO3 shows promise of a highly differentiated product profile
Conference call and webcast to be held Friday, September 18, 2020 at
“Today we presented data from our recommended Phase 2 dose cohort from the ALEXANDER trial of AUTO3, a CD19 and CD22 dual targeting CAR T product candidate in DLBCL. The data support a best in class profile with a high level of complete remissions and a well tolerated safety profile,” said Dr. Christian Itin, chairman and chief executive officer of
“AUTO3 has a tolerable and very favorable safety profile when compared with approved CD19 CAR T therapies,” said Dr
As of the data cut-off date of
In terms of efficacy data, of the 35 patients dosed to date, 30 patients were evaluable within their completed cohort. The cohort receiving a dose of ≥ 150 x 106 cells and pre-conditioning pembrolizumab D-1 (the RP2D) had an objective response rate (ORR) of 71% and CR rate of 64%. For all patients on study across all dose levels that were evaluable, the ORR was 68% and CR rate of 54%.
Investor call on
Management will host a conference call and webcast today at 8:00 am EDT/
AUTO3 is a programmed T cell therapy containing two independent chimeric antigen receptors targeting CD19 and CD22 that have each been independently optimized for single target activity. By simultaneously targeting two B cell antigens, AUTO3 is designed to minimize relapse due to single antigen loss in patients with B cell malignancies. AUTO3 is currently being tested in diffuse large B cell lymphoma in the ALEXANDER clinical trial, with a 20-patient cohort that was initiated in Q2 2020 to assess feasibility of treatment in an outpatient setting.
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