Globenewswire | July 25, 2023
Tango Therapeutics, Inc. a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to discovering and delivering the next generation of precision cancer medicines, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in the phase 1/2 trial evaluating TNG260 in combination with pembrolizumab in patients with STK11-mutant cancers. TNG260 is a first-in-class inhibitor of the CoREST complex .
“The TNG260 phase 1/2 clinical trial is the first trial to use genetic patient selection in combination with checkpoint inhibitor therapy to reverse the cancer-specific immune evasion caused by STK11 loss of function mutations. Resistance to immunotherapy is a major challenge faced by patients with STK11-mutant cancers, which TNG260 is specifically designed to overcome,” said Adam Crystal, M.D., Ph.D., President of Research and Development of Tango Therapeutics. “Our pipeline of precision oncology treatments based on synthetic lethality has advanced significantly this year, as we now have initiated three clinical trials.”
The phase 1/2 trial will evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics and efficacy of TNG260, with a one cycle single agent run-in phase to evaluate the safety and PK of TNG260, in combination with pembrolizumab, in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors with an STK11 loss-of-function mutation. STK11 loss-of-function mutations occur in approximately 15% of non-small cell lung cancer, 15% of cervical, 10% of carcinoma of unknown primary, 5% of breast and 3% of pancreatic cancers. Based on preclinical xenograft studies and retrospective clinical analyses, the majority of STK11-mutant cancers are thought to have primary resistance to checkpoint inhibition.
The CoREST complex plays a central role in regulating immunomodulatory signaling in STK11-mutant cancers. In preclinical studies, TNG260 reverses the immune evasion effect of STK11 loss-of-function mutations, restoring sensitivity to an anti-PD-1 antibody, inducing complete remissions in the majority of animals and creating immune memory that prevents re-implantation and regrowth of the tumor.
In April 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track designation for TNG260 in combination with an anti-PD-1 antibody for the treatment of patients with previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer with STK11-mutations.
About Tango Therapeutics
Tango Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to discovering novel drug targets and delivering the next generation of precision medicine for the treatment of cancer. Using an approach that starts and ends with patients, Tango leverages the genetic principle of synthetic lethality to discover and develop therapies that take aim at critical targets in cancer. This includes expanding the universe of precision oncology targets into novel areas such as tumor suppressor gene loss and their contribution to the ability of cancer cells to evade immune cell killing.
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PRNewswire | July 12, 2023
Anbio, a leading provider of innovative diagnostic solutions, proudly presents the Anbio ADL i1910, a fully automated, compact, and affordable CLIA analyzer designed to transform the landscape of clinical diagnostics. With its cutting-edge technology and versatile capabilities, the ADL i1910 offers a comprehensive range of qualitative and quantitative testing options for analytes in human serum, plasma, whole blood, and urine samples.
The ADL i1910 utilizes a direct chemiluminescence method based on acridinium ester, ensuring accurate and reliable results across a wide array of applications. Whether it's hormone detection, myocardial disease screening, infectious disease diagnostics, or tumor-related antigen analysis, the ADL i1910 delivers exceptional performance and meets the diverse needs of modern healthcare professionals.
Key Features of the Anbio ADL i1910
Extensive Assay Menu: The ADL i1910 boasts an impressive range of 49 developed assays, allowing for both qualitative and quantitative testing of analytes. This comprehensive immunodiagnostic solution enables healthcare providers to access critical information efficiently.
High Throughput: With a remarkable throughput of up to 120 tests per hour, the ADL i1910 significantly enhances laboratory productivity. Rapid turnaround times enable healthcare providers to make timely and informed decisions, ultimately improving patient care.
Compact Footprint: Anbio understands the importance of laboratory space. The ADL i1910 has been meticulously designed to occupy minimal space, making it suitable for laboratories of all sizes. Its small footprint ensures that valuable space can be optimized for other essential equipment.
User-Friendly Interface: The ADL i1910 features an intuitive graphic user interface with a large color touch screen, simplifying operation and minimizing the learning curve. The user-friendly design ensures ease of use for both experienced professionals and new users, enhancing overall efficiency.
"Anbio is proud to introduce the ADL i1910, a breakthrough CLIA analyzer that revolutionizes clinical diagnostics," said Jack Davis, Chief Business Officer at Anbio. "With its advanced technology, extensive assay menu, and impressive throughput, the ADL i1910 provides healthcare professionals with a reliable and efficient solution for a wide range of diagnostic applications."
The Anbio ADL i1910 is set to transform the field of clinical diagnostics, empowering healthcare providers with a cost-effective and comprehensive solution.
About Anbio Biotechnology
Anbio Biotechnology is devoted to making contributions for human health and has never stopped our goal to innovate in life sciences. Driven by continuous technical development and integration, resulting from close cooperation with prestigious institutes across the world. Anbio always strives to provide total solutions in clinical diagnosis field, by offering extensive diagnostic products including laboratory and point-of-care products.
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Globenewswire | August 16, 2023
Graf Acquisition Corp. IV and NKGen Biotech, Inc. on August 14, 2023 announced that Graf’s registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) with NKGen, has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Graf also commenced mailing the definitive proxy statement/prospectus on August 14, 2023, which was included in the Registration Statement, relating to the special meeting of its stockholders to be held in connection with the Business Combination (the “Special Meeting”) to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 7, 2023 (the “Record Date”).
The Special Meeting will be held virtually at 10:00 a.m., New York City time, on August 30, 2023 at https://www.cstproxy.com/grafiv/sm2023. Graf’s stockholders of record as of the Record Date are entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. In connection with the Special Meeting, Graf’s stockholders who wish to exercise their redemption rights must do so no later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 28, 2023 by following the procedures specified in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the Special Meeting.
In addition, Graf announced on August 14, 2023 that it intends to voluntarily transfer the listing of its shares of common stock and public warrants to The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) following the completion of the Business Combination. In connection with the closing of the Business Combination, Graf will change its name to “NKGen Biotech, Inc.” and NKGen will change its name to “NKGen Operating Biotech, Inc.” The common stock and public warrants of the post-combination company are expected to commence trading on Nasdaq the day after the closing of the Business Combination under the symbols “NKGN” and “NKGNW,” respectively. Graf’s units, common stock and public warrants will continue to trade on the NYSE until the transfer is complete.
The decision to list on Nasdaq was made in consideration of the Business Combination and enables the post-combination company to be listed alongside the other innovative biotechnology companies that are also listed on Nasdaq. At the closing of the Business Combination, Graf will delist its units, shares of common stock and public warrants from the NYSE. The Nasdaq listing and NYSE delisting are subject to the closing of the Business Combination and fulfillment of all Nasdaq listing requirements and NYSE delisting procedures.
About Graf Acquisition Corp. IV
Graf is a blank-check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
About NKGen Biotech, Inc.
NKGen is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative autologous, allogeneic, and CAR-NK natural killer cell therapies. NKGen is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, USA.