Alpine Immune Sciences Announces Oral Presentation of ALPN-101 at the 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 6, 2019--
Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALPN), a leading clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on developing innovative treatments for cancer, autoimmune/inflammatory, and other diseases, today announced an abstract has been accepted for an oral presentation highlighting the company’s lead autoimmune/inflammatory program ALPN-101 at the 61 st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held December 7-10, 2019 in Orlando, FL.
The Company will present on its upcoming Phase 1/2 BALANCE study of ALPN-101 in steroid-resistant or steroid-refractory acute Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD). ALPN-101 is a first-in-class, dual inhibitor of the CD28 and ICOS costimulatory pathways with strong preclinical and translational rationale in GvHD.
Last year, preclinical data on ALPN-101 was included in an oral presentation at the 60 th ASH Annual Meeting, highlighting the novel role ICOS ligand (ICOS-L) plays in acute GvHD and extending what is currently understood about the CD28/B7 protein family in disease pathogenesis. Since then, Alpine has been conducting a first-in-human, randomized, placebo-controlled single- and multiple-ascending dose Phase I study in adult healthy volunteers. “This year’s presentation will discuss the translational and therapeutic potential of ALPN-101 based on our learnings to date,” indicated Stanford Peng, M.D. Ph.D., President and Head of Research and Development at Alpine.
61 st ASH Annual Meeting Oral Presentation
About Graft Versus Host Disease (GvHD)
Graft versus host disease (GvHD) is the most common life-threatening complication of a hematopoietic cell transplant. It occurs when donor cells see recipient cells as different and attack them. Acute GvHD typically occurs within the early weeks and months after transplant, usually involving the skin, liver and gastrointestinal tract. Despite extensive studies of many different therapies in GvHD, corticosteroids remain its primary treatment.
ALPN-101 is a novel Fc fusion protein of a human inducible T cell costimulator ligand (ICOSL) variant immunoglobulin domain (vIgD™), and a first-in-class therapeutic designed to inhibit simultaneously the CD28 and ICOS inflammation pathways. CD28 and ICOS are closely related costimulatory molecules with partially overlapping roles in T cell activation likely connected to multiple autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. In preclinical models of graft versus host disease, inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disease and multiple sclerosis, ALPN-101 demonstrates efficacy superior to blockade of the CD28 and/or ICOS pathways alone.
About Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc.
Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc. is committed to leading a new wave of immune therapeutics, creating potentially powerful multifunctional immunotherapies to improve patients’ lives via unique protein engineering technologies. Alpine has two lead programs. The first, ALPN-101 for autoimmune/inflammatory diseases, is a selective dual T-cell costimulation blocker engineered to reduce pathogenic T and B cell immune responses by blocking ICOS and CD28. The second, ALPN-202 for cancer, is a conditional CD28 costimulator and dual checkpoint inhibitor. Alpine is backed by world-class research and development capabilities, a highly-productive scientific platform, and a proven management team. For more information, visit www.alpineimmunesciences.com.
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