DURHAM, NC / ACCESSWIRE / May 11, 2020 / Heat Biologics, Inc. ("Heat") (NASDAQ:HTBX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system, including multiple oncology product candidates and a novel coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine, today provided an update on its Phase 2 trial of its T-cell activating HS-110, in combination with Opdivo® (nivolumab) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
- American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) poster presentation on "Tumor antigen expression and survival of patients with previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving viagenpumatucel-L (HS-110) plus nivolumab" on May 29th presenting latest survival data of HS-110 in combination with nivolumab in previously treated, immunotherapy naïve patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
- Established partnership for biomarker development with Earle A. Chiles Research Institute of the Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon
- Plan to initiate Type B end of Phase 2 meeting with the FDA to discuss registration strategy
Jeff Wolf, Chief Executive Officer of Heat, commented, "We continue to make good progress on our clinical-stage portfolio, as well as our COVID-19 vaccine platform, and look forward to presenting additional HS-110 data on May 29 at ASCO. Additionally, we are excited to proceed with our partnership for biomarker development with the Providence Cancer Institute to find a tissue-based marker that will help predict patient treatment response with HS-110 and nivolumab. Finally, we are in the process of preparing a data package for an End of Phase 2 Meeting (EOP2) with the FDA. This meeting will represent an important milestone in finalizing our registrational strategy for HS-110. We are highly encouraged by the data thus far and look forward to providing the latest study results at ASCO."
About Heat Biologics, Inc.
Heat Biologics is a biopharmaceutical company developing immunotherapies designed to activate a patient's immune system against cancer and other diseases using its proprietary gp96 platform to activate CD8+ "Killer" T-cells. Heat has completed enrollment in its Phase 2 clinical trial for advanced non-small cell lung cancer with its gp96-based HS-110 therapeutic vaccine. HS-110 is the company's first biologic product candidate in a series of proprietary immunotherapies designed to stimulate a patient's own T-cells. Heat Biologics has also launched a program in collaboration with the University of Miami to develop a vaccine designed to protect against the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Heat has numerous other pre-clinical programs at various stages of development. For more information, please visit www.heatbio.com.
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