Mustang Bio Announces MB-102 Data Selected for Oral Presentation at 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
Research partner City of Hope to present initial Phase 1 data in acute myeloid leukemia and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm
NEW YORK, Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mustang Bio, Inc. (“Mustang”) (NASDAQ:MBIO), a Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) Company focused on the development of novel immunotherapies based on proprietary chimeric antigen receptor engineered T cell (CAR T) technology, today announced that initial Phase 1 data on MB-102 (CD123 CAR) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) has been selected for an oral presentation at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. ASH will be held December 9-12, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
Manuel Litchman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Mustang, said, “We look forward to City of Hope’s presentation of the initial Phase 1 data for MB-102 in AML and BPDCN at ASH, as we continue our collaboration to advance CAR T programs for multiple cancers.”
Details of the presentation are as follows:
Title: Remissions of Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm Following Treatment with CD123-Specific CAR T Cells: A First-in-Human Clinical Trial
Session: 616. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Novel Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Novel Targeted and Immune-based Approaches in the Treatment of AML
Abstract Number: 811
Date and Time: Monday, December 11, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Building B, Level 5, Murphy BR 1-2
Presenter: Elizabeth Lihua Budde, M.D., Ph.D., City of Hope, Duarte, CA
A copy of the abstract can be viewed online through the ASH website at www.hematology.org.
About Mustang Bio
Mustang Bio, Inc., a subsidiary of Fortress Biotech, Inc., is a clinical‐stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to leverage the patient’s own immune system to eliminate cancer cells. Mustang aims to acquire rights to these technologies by licensing or otherwise acquiring an ownership interest, funding research and development, and outlicensing or bringing the technologies to market. Mustang has partnered with the City of Hope National Medical Center (“COH”) and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the development of proprietary chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) engineered T cell (CAR T) therapies across many cancers. Mustang’s lead programs are in Phase 1 clinical trials at COH: MB-101 for the treatment of brain cancer and MB-102 as a therapeutic agent in acute myeloid leukemia. Mustang is registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, visit www.mustangbio.com.
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Released November 1, 2017 • 9:05 AM EDT