NEW YORK and VIENNA, Austria, April 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK, ‘HOOKIPA’), a company developing a new class of immunotherapeutics based on its proprietary arenavirus platform, today announced that a Trial in Progress poster on its ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical study (NCT05553639) of HB-300 in prostate cancer has been accepted for presentation at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place June 2-6, 2023.
“We’re excited to present an overview of our ongoing HB-300 Phase 1/2 clinical trial at ASCO,” said Joern Aldag, Chief Executive Officer at HOOKIPA. “HB-300 is our second oncology immunotherapy program currently in the clinic. We look forward to sharing more about this novel compound as we seek to address unmet clinical needs in prostate cancer.”
Details of the presentation are:
- HB-300, a novel arenavirus-based cancer immunotherapy in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
- Abstract #TPS5108; Poster Session: Genitourinary Cancer – Prostate, Testicular, and Penile
- Saturday, June 3, 2023; 8:00-11:00 am CT
The full abstract will become public at 5:00 pm ET on Thursday, May 25.
HB-300 is an alternating, 2-vector replicating arenaviral immunotherapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). HB-300 uses the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) and pichinde virus (PICV) as arenaviral backbones, with each expressing two well-defined antigens of prostate cancer, prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA). HOOKIPA’s approach is designed to focus the immune response against the target antigens and has demonstrated the ability to induce potent antigen-specific T cells responses and anti-tumor activity in preclinical and clinical settings.
HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOK) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel immunotherapies, based on its proprietary arenavirus platform, which are designed to mobilize and amplify targeted T cells and thereby fight or prevent serious disease. HOOKIPA’s replicating and non-replicating technologies are engineered to induce robust and durable antigen-specific CD8+ T cell responses and pathogen-neutralizing antibodies. HOOKIPA’s pipeline includes its wholly owned investigational arenaviral immunotherapies targeting Human Papillomavirus 16-positive cancers, prostate cancers, and other undisclosed programs. HOOKIPA is collaborating with Roche on an arenaviral immunotherapeutic for KRAS-mutated cancers. In addition, HOOKIPA aims to develop functional cures of HBV and HIV in collaboration with Gilead.
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