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Micromet Presents Preclinical Data Showing Activity of Erbitux and Vectibix Based BiTE Antibodies against KRAS- and BRAF-mutated Human Colorectal Cancer Cells
Date:4/22/2009

Officer of Micromet. "Using commercially successful antibodies, we were able to produce novel, very potent EGFR BiTE antibodies. Based on these results, we believe that the development of an EGFR-directed BiTE antibody for the treatment of patients with KRAS- and BRAF-mutated colorectal cancer is now possible."

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About Micromet

Micromet, Inc. (www.micromet-inc.com) is a biopharmaceutical company with offices in Bethesda, MD and Munich, Germany. The Company is focused on developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. The Company's novel antibody technology is based on its proprietary BiTE(R) antibody platform, representing a new class of antibodies that specifically activate T cells from the patient's own immune system to eliminate cancer cells or other disease related cells. Four of the Company's antibodies are currently in clinical trials, with the remainder of its product pipeline in preclinical development. The Company's lead program is a BiTE antibody known as blinatumomab, or MT103. It is in a phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Micromet's second BiTE antibody in clinical development is MT110, which targets the epi
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