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Micromet Presents Update on BiTE Antibody Pipeline and Reviews Key AACR Presentations at R&D Day
Date:4/24/2009

Pivotal Trial Expected to Initiate in 2010 for Blinatumomab

NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today held an R&D Day for investors and financial analysts at The Yale Club of New York City.

The presentations highlighted significant areas of development across Micromet's BiTE antibody platform and included updates on:

  • BiTE antibody Blinatumomab -- a rapid path to market has been identified for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) with a registration trial planned to begin in 2010. Dose escalation continues in the study of blinatumomab for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, with final results expected to be reported at the American Society of Hematology meeting in December.

  • BiTE antibody MT110 -- data presented at this week's annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) demonstrated MT110 can direct T cells to eliminate EpCAM-expressing human colorectal cancer stem cells in cell culture and in animal models. EpCAM is a target antigen that is highly and frequently expressed on many types of solid tumors. MT110 currently is in a phase 1 dose-escalating clinical trial in patients with lung or gastrointestinal cancer.

  • EGFR BiTE Antibody -- pre-clinical data presented at AACR demonstrated that BiTE antibodies developed from the EGFR-specific monoclonal antibodies Erbitux(R) (cetuximab) and Vectibix(R) (panitumumab) were highly active against KRAS-and BRAF-mutated human colorectal cancer cell lines. Recent clinical studies have shown that patients with tumor cells harboring mu
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