Gamida Cell to Host Virtual Event Highlighting GDA-201 and NAM-Enabled, Genetically Modified NK Cell Therapy Pipeline
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gamida Cell Ltd.. (Nasdaq: GMDA), an advanced cell therapy company committed to cures for blood cancers and serious blood diseases, today announced that it will host a virtual event detailing the company’s proprietary NAM-enabled natural killer (NK) cell therapy pipeline on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. ET.
During the event, the company will highlight updates on the clinical development of GDA-201, its lead cryopreserved, off-the-shelf cell therapy candidate for the treatment of patients with follicular and diffuse large b-cell lymphomas, and Gamida Cell’s new development programs leveraging next-generation, NAM-enabled, genetically modified NK cells in development for solid tumors and hematological cancers. Specifically, Gamida Cell will provide an update on the following genetically modified NK cell therapies:
- GDA-301, a CISH knockout and membrane-bound IL-15 NK cell construct that has demonstrated increased potency against leukemia and multiple myeloma cell lines
- GDA-501, a CAR-HER2 NK cell construct that has shown increased cytotoxicity against an ovarian tumor cell line
- GDA-601, a CD38 knockout + CD38 CAR NK cell construct that has yielded increased cytotoxicity against a multiple myeloma cell line
The event will feature management presentations and participation by the following speakers:
- Jeff Miller, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation at University of Minnesota
- Veronika Bachanova, M.D., Ph.D., Hematologist/Oncologist at University of Minnesota Health
- Patient treated with GDA-201
The live event will be available at the following link. A replay of the webcast will be available on the “Investors & Media” section of Gamida Cell’s website at www.gamida-cell.com, and will be available for at least 14 days following the event.
Gamida Cell applied the capabilities of its nicotinamide (NAM)-based cell expansion technology to develop GDA-201, an innate NK cell immunotherapy for the treatment of hematologic and solid tumors in combination with standard of care antibody therapies. GDA-201, the lead candidate in the NAM-enabled NK cell pipeline, has demonstrated promising initial clinical trial results, as reported at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition1. GDA-201 addresses key limitations of NK cells by increasing the cytotoxicity and in vivo retention and proliferation in the bone marrow and lymphoid organs. Furthermore, GDA-201 improves antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and tumor targeting of NK cells. For more information on the clinical study of GDA-201, please visit https://www.gamida-cell.com/our-rd/ and www.clinicaltrials.gov.
GDA-201 is an investigational therapy, and its safety and efficacy have not been established by the FDA or any other health authority.
About Gamida Cell
Gamida Cell is an advanced cell therapy company committed to cures for patients with blood cancers and serious blood diseases. We harness our cell expansion platform to create therapies with the potential to redefine standards of care in areas of serious medical need. For additional information, please visit www.gamida-cell.com or follow Gamida Cell on social media at Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram at @GamidaCellTx.
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1Bachanova, et al. ASH 2020. Abstract #63.
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