Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) And Celgene (CELG) Enter Clinical Collaboration Agreement To Evaluate Immunotherapy And Chemotherapy Combination Regimen
8/20/2014 8:25:44 AM
NEW YORK & SUMMIT, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and Celgene Corporation (Nasdaq:CELG) announced today the establishment of a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of a combination regimen of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s investigational PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, OPDIVO (nivolumab), and Celgene’s nab® technology-based chemotherapy ABRAXANE® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound), in a Phase I study. Multiple tumor types will be explored in the study including HER-2 negative metastatic breast cancer, pancreatic cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The proprietary name OPDIVO has been proposed in the U.S. and other countries, but remains subject to health authority approval.
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