Cue Biopharma Reports Two Objective Responses in First Interim Update from Dose Escalation Portion of Ongoing Phase 1 Study

Jan 27, 2022 By MarketDepth

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Cancer Research Microscope

Cue Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUE) reported clinical update during yesterday’s conference call. According to the clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company reported early data in the combination study of CUE-101 and KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) supports synergistic activity; of four patients treated in dose escalation in the 2mg/kg and RP2D 4mg/kg cohorts, two have partial responses (1 confirmed and 1 unconfirmed) and two are manifesting reductions in target lesions.

Treatment of Cancer

Cue Biopharma is engineering a novel class of injectable biologics to selectively engage and modulate targeted T cells directly within the patient’s body to transform the treatment of cancer, infectious disease and autoimmune disease. The company’s proprietary Immuno-STAT™ (Selective Targeting and Alteration of T cells) platform is designed to harness the body’s intrinsic immune system without the need for ex vivo manipulation.

Key Milestone

Earlier this month, a key milestone in the selection of a clinical product candidate has been reached in their collaboration for CUE-102, an Immuno-STAT™ biologic, jointly developed to selectively target WT1-expressing cancers. The milestone represents significant progress for the CUE-102 program and an important achievement in generating promising preclinical activity and data to be shared with the FDA as part of an investigational New Drug (IND) filing that is planned for the first quarter of 2022. Under the terms of the collaboration agreement, Cue Biopharma will receive a $3 million milestone payment from LG Chem Life Sciences, the life sciences division of LG Chem Ltd. 

“We are highly encouraged with the progress made in our collaboration with LG Chem, our partner and collaborator for CUE-101 and CUE-102 in certain Asia countries, and pleased to be advancing CUE-102 for a planned IND submission next year. This milestone reflects ongoing progress for CUE-102, our second program from the IL-2 based CUE-100 series, and we believe provides a significant opportunity to address a high unmet need in a wide range of solid tumors and hematologic WT1-positive malignancies. The CUE-102 preclinical data continues to support and bolster the versatility and modularity of our CUE-100 series biologics and the Immuno-STAT platform, and we look forward to executing on our goal to advance this drug candidate into the clinic for patients in need.”

Daniel Passeri, chief executive officer of Cue Biopharma