Jasper Therapeutics Announces JSP191 Phase 1b MDS/AML Late Breaking Data Presentation at the 2022 Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR
- JSP191 is well tolerated with no treatment-related severe adverse events in 17 subjects with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in Ph1b dose expansion study
- 17 of 17 subjects achieved successful engraftment with neutrophil recovery
- 12 of 15 subjects with measurable residual disease (MRD) at screening achieved clearance of MRD
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jasper Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: JSPR), a biotechnology company focused on hematopoietic stem cell therapies, today announced that the preliminary data from a Phase 1b study of the Company’s JSP191 first-in-class anti-CD117 monoclonal antibody will be presented as a late breaking abstract at the 2022 Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR Tandem Meetings (TCT), to be held in Salt Lake City, UT, from April 23-26, 2022.
The data from 17 patients over the age of 60 with MDS or AML show JSP191, in combination with low dose radiation and fludarabine conditioning, to be well tolerated in an older population with no infusion toxicities observed and no JSP191-related serious adverse events. Furthermore, this regimen achieved engraftment with neutrophil recovery in all 17 of 17 subjects and clearance of MRD in 12 of 15 subjects positive for MRD at screening.
“We are pleased that JSP191 efficacy and safety results continue to demonstrate the potential to expand stem cell therapy cures to a far greater number of patients than is possible today,” said William Lis, executive chairman and CEO, Jasper Therapeutics. “Hematopoietic stem cell transplant is considered curative in these patients, yet its use is limited by current, standard-of-care alkylating conditioning agents that are either ineffective or are associated with high treatment-related mortality. As the first MDS/AML transplant study for an antibody-based conditioning regimen, we believe that these preliminary results show that JSP191 can be developed as an important option for patients and are looking forward to discussions with the FDA on the potential for a pivotal study.”
Title - Preliminary Data from a Phase 1 Study of JSP191, an Anti-CD117 Monoclonal Antibody, in Combination with Low Dose Irradiation and Fludarabine Conditioning Is Well-Tolerated, Facilitates Chimerism and Clearance of Minimal Residual Disease in Older Adults with MDS/AML Undergoing Allogeneic HCT
Lead Authors – Lori Muffly, MD, MS; Catherine J. Lee, MD; Andrew Artz, MD
Abstract Number – LBA4
Oral Presentation – Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 4:15-4:30pm
- Data on 17 subjects with MDS (n=7) or AML in morphologic complete remission (CR) (n = 10); median age was 70 years (range 62 to 79); 15 of the 17 subjects had MRD at screening assessed by cytogenetics, flow cytometry, and/or next-generation sequencing
- No infusion toxicities and no JSP191 related serious adverse events
- All subjects engrafted with neutrophil recovery occurring between TD+19 and TD+26. As of TD+90, each of the 14 evaluable subjects achieved full myeloid donor chimerism (mean 98.4±1.2%)
- MRD clearance was observed in 12 of the 15 subjects with MRD positive disease at screening
- Two MDS subjects came off study: one had secondary graft failure (without relapse) at ~4 months post-allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT), and the other (MDS/EB1) had disease progression at 8 weeks post-AHCT.
- Two AML subjects were removed from study: one experienced relapse at ~6 months post-HCT and one had refractory late onset Grade 3 acute GI graft-versus-host disease (GVHD); No other grade 2-4 acute GVHD events have been observed
About Jasper Therapeutics
Jasper Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel curative therapies based on the biology of the hematopoietic stem cell. The company is advancing two potentially groundbreaking programs. JSP191, an anti-CD117 monoclonal antibody, is in clinical development as a conditioning agent that clears hematopoietic stem cells from bone marrow in patients undergoing a hematopoietic cell transplantation. It is designed to enable safer and more effective curative allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplants and gene therapies. In parallel, Jasper Therapeutics is advancing its preclinical mRNA engineered hematopoietic stem cell (eHSC) platform, which is designed to overcome key limitations of allogeneic and autologous gene-edited stem cell grafts. Both innovative programs have the potential to transform the field and expand hematopoietic stem cell therapy cures to a greater number of patients with life-threatening cancers, genetic diseases and autoimmune diseases than is possible today. For more information, please visit us at jaspertherapeutics.com.
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