"We are very encouraged by the tolerability of MT110 observed in this heavily pre-treated population of cancer patients and look forward to updating our results as we continue to increase the dose," commented Prof. Walter Fiedler from the University Hospital of Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, and principal investigator of the study.
"The interim phase 1 results and activity of MT110 at the current dose level are what we expected based on our preclinical data," commented Christian Itin, CEO of Micromet. "We are now looking forward to exploring the clinical activity of MT110 at higher dose levels."
MT110 is the second BiTE antibody undergoing clinical investigation. Micromet also has ongoing trials for blinatumomab (MT103), including a phase 2 trial for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and a phase 1 trial for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
(1) Fiedler, W. et al. (2009) Safety and pharmacology of the EpCAM/CD3-bispecific BiTE antibody MT110 in patients with metastatic colorectal, gastric, or lung cancer. ECCO/ESMO Meeting, Berlin, Abstract No. 1254
About BiTE Antibodies
BiTE(R) antibodies are the first T cell engaging antibodies to show clinical benefit in cancer patients, representing a new approach to cancer therapy. While previous attempts have shown the potential for the body's cell destroying T cells to treat cancer, these therapies have been hampered by the cancer cells' ability to avoid recognition by T cells. BiTE antibodies engage T cells to attack cancer cells anywhere in the body.
About Micromet, Inc.
Micromet, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Its product development pipeline includes novel antibodies generated with its propriet
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