SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 23andMe Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ME) (“23andMe”), a leading human genetics and biopharmaceutical company with a mission to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome, today announced that it will present a trials-in-progress poster presentation on 23ME-00610, an investigational antibody targeting CD200R1, at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) 37th Annual Meeting to be held in Boston, MA from November 8–12, 2022.
The trials-in-progress poster presentation will summarize the study design for the ongoing first-in-human Phase 1 study assessing the safety, tolerability and preliminary anticancer activity of 23ME-00610, the Company's wholly-owned investigational therapy targeting CD200R1, in patients with advanced solid malignancies. Included in the presentation will be details on the expansion phase of the study (part B) in patients with specific types of advanced solid tumors.
Title: A Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Expansion Study of the anti-CD200R1 Antibody 23ME-00610 in Patients with Advanced Solid Malignancies.
Session: Annual Meeting Regular Poster Abstract Presenter
Abstract/Poster Number: 758
Location: Hall C (The poster will also be available to view under the investors section of the Company’s website at investors.23andme.com).
Date and Time: Friday, November 11, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
23andMe is a genetics-led consumer healthcare and therapeutics company empowering a healthier future. For more information, please visit www.23andMe.com. 23andMe is the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for over-the-counter genetic health risk reports, and in particular the only company FDA authorized to provide, without physician involvement, genetic cancer risk reports and medication insights on how individuals may process certain commonly prescribed medications based on their genetics. The Company has also created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, which it is using to pursue drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas.
23ME-00610 is a high-affinity humanized monoclonal antibody that is designed to bind to the CD200R1 receptor and prevent the interaction of CD200 and CD200R1. The CD200–CD200R1 axis is an immunological checkpoint that plays a pivotal role in maintenance of immune tolerance. CD200R1 is an inhibitory receptor expressed on T cells and myeloid cells while CD200, the ligand for CD200R1, is highly expressed on certain tumors. Binding of tumor associated CD200 to CD200R1 leads to immune suppression and decreased immune cell killing of cancer cells. Preclinical data indicate that this mechanism has the potential to restore the ability for both T-cells and myeloid cells to kill cancer cells.
The Phase 1 study is an open-label study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary clinical activity of 23ME-00610 in patients with advanced solid malignancies who have progressed on all available standard therapies. Clinical trials registry (clinicaltrials.gov): NCT05199272.
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