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KaloBios Announces Preliminary Phase 1 Results in Advanced Hematologic Malignancies with KB004, an Anti-EphA3 Monoclonal Antibody
Date:12/10/2013

unogenicity and clinical activity. The investigators also evaluated EphA3 expression on tumor, stromal and endothelial cells.

Nestor Molfino, M.D., MSc, KaloBios' Chief Medical Officer, commented, "KB004 targets EphA3, which is expressed in adults on hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, including tumor stem cells, but not on normal blood or bone marrow stem cells. The targeted nature of this antibody may represent a promising approach to selectively treat patients with hematologic malignancies. As we have not yet reached a maximum tolerated dose, we will continue to study higher doses of KB004 as part of this ongoing trial to determine an optimum high-end dose for the Phase 2 expansion portion of the study in patients with AML or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) which is expected to begin by the end of the year."

The poster presented at ASH can be viewed on the KaloBios website.

About KaloBios

KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing a portfolio of proprietary, patient-targeted, first-in-class monoclonal antibodies designed to treat severe life-threatening or debilitating diseases for which there is an unmet medical need, with a clinical focus on severe respiratory diseases and cancer.

Currently, KaloBios has three drug development programs:

  • KB003, an anti-GM-CSF mAb with potential to treat inflammatory diseases, being developed for the treatment of severe asthma. Enrollment of 160 patients has been completed in a Phase 2 study in the United States, Europe and Australia.
  • KB001-A, an anti-PcrV mAb fragment, partnered exclusively with Sanofi Pasteur and is being developed for the pr
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