MacroGenics, Inc. (MGNX) Initiates Phase 1 Study Of MGD006 For The Treatment Of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
6/19/2014 8:44:42 AM
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacroGenics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MGNX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and identifying innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease, today announced that a first patient received drug in a Phase 1 study of MGD006 in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML). MGD006 is a humanized, Dual-Affinity Re-Targeting (DART®) bi-specific antibody-based molecule that binds to both CD123 and CD3, antigens expressed on leukemic cells and T lymphocytes, respectively. This study marks the first clinical trial of a DART product candidate.
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