Aurora Bio, Inc. Announces Clinical Data on Lead Program, AUR01, a Novel Systemic Amyloidosis Imaging Tracer, at the Upcoming 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 22, 2019--
Aurora Bio, Inc. www.Aurorabioinc.com today announced that data for the company’s novel PET radiotracer, AUR01, in development for systemic amyloidosis, has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming 61 st American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, to be held December 7 – 10, 2019, in Orlando, FL. Abstract highlights and presentation details are outlined below.
Spencer Guthrie, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are looking forward to an exciting ASH conference as we present our initial data highlighting the unique ability of AUR01 to detect and potentially monitor whole body amyloid burden in systemic amyloid diseases. The unmet need for early and accurate diagnosis for systemic amyloidosis is significant as many patients are getting diagnosed too late to obtain optimal benefit from treatment. There is currently no approved diagnostic, no agent that can detect whole body amyloid burden and no method for directly measuring change in amyloid pathology in treated patients. We believe this compound has the potential to change the way systemic amyloidosis is diagnosed and monitored and holds great potential to provide for efficient drug development for new targeted therapeutics, including Aurora Bio’s own therapeutic programs.”
Abstract Highlights: UPDATED RESULTS TO BE PRESENTED AT CONFERENCE
3034 Preliminary Phase 1 Data on the Safety and Efficacy of a Novel PET Radiotracer, 124I-p5+14, for Imaging Systemic Amyloidosis
ABOUT AURORA BIO, INC.
Aurora Bio is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a platform of immunotherapies and an imaging diagnostic for multiple systemic amyloid diseases, including AL, ATTR and ALECT2 amyloidosis. The diagnostic imaging agent is currently in Phase 1 with a planned Ph 3 to potentially initiate in 2020. The company also has 2 pre-clinical stage therapeutic programs being developed for a broad range of systemic amyloid diseases. The immunotherapies consist of a peptide-fusion protein as well as cell therapy utilizing engineered macrophages (CAR-M) to remove amyloid. Currently, there are no approved treatments for 29 out of 30 systemic amyloid diseases While approved therapies in ATTR, and those in development for AL an ATTR, target the pre-cursor protein of individual amyloid diseases, Aurora Bio’s goal is to develop immunotherapies that treat across all systemic amyloid diseases. Aurora Bio, Inc. is based in South San Francisco, CA www.aurorabioinc.com
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Aurora Bio, Inc.
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