Emergent BioSolutions Inc.Robert G. Burrows, 301-795-1877Vice President, Investor RelationsorTracey Schmitt, 301-795-1800Vice President, Corporate Communications
announced today that an abstract on its bispecific protein therapeutic targeting prostate cancer has been accepted for presentation at the 24 Annual EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics on November 6-9, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland.
The preclinical results showed Emergent’s SCORPION (multi-specific protein therapeutic) molecules targeting prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and CD3 redirected T-cell cytotoxicity against PSMA-positive tumor cells and show potential for further investigation as possible therapeutic agents for treating castrate-resistant prostate cancer. T-cell engaging bispecific molecules linking anti-PSMA and anti-CD3 binding domains in the context of novel SCORPION proteins were evaluated both and for function and stability.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Although screening, radiation, surgery and hormone ablation therapy have greatly improved the detection and treatment of early stage prostate cancer, few options exist to treat metastatic, castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Bispecific antibody fragments that can simultaneously engage T cells and tumor cells have been shown to destroy tumor cells by redirecting the cytotoxic function of T cells.
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