“This year’s AACR presentations highlight three antibody-based technologies upon which multiple molecules are being developed at MacroGenics,” said
“A second poster demonstrates that margetuximab, our Fc-engineered anti-HER2 mAb developed using our Fc Optimization platform, can upregulate checkpoint molecules on Natural Killer (NK) cells, CD8 T cells and tumor cells, potentially sensitizing them to immune checkpoint blockade. Consistent with this observation, PD-1 and LAG-3 blockade by tebotelimab, our investigational bispecific PD-1 × LAG-3 DART® molecule, enhances margetuximab-mediated NK cell cytolytic activity in vitro,” added
Presentation details are as follows:
1555 - Enhanced HER2-dependent immune activation by margetuximab, an investigational Fc-engineered anti-HER2 mAb, supports combination with checkpoint blockade
Session PO.IM02.02 - Combination Immunotherapies
950 - Targeting B7-H3 in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: Preclinical proof-of-concept with the investigational anti-B7-H3 antibody-drug conjugate, MGC018
Session PO.ET07.01 - Biological Therapeutic Agents
1841 - IMGC936, an investigational ADAM9-targeting antibody drug conjugate, is active against patient-derived ADAM9-expressing xenograft models
Session PO.IM02.10 - Therapeutic Antibodies, Including Engineered Antibodies
Posters of the above presentations may be accessed under "Events & Presentations" in the Investor Relations section of MacroGenics' website at http://ir.macrogenics.com/events.cfm.
About MacroGenics, Inc.
MacroGenics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The Company generates its pipeline of product candidates primarily from its proprietary suite of next-generation antibody-based technology platforms, which have applicability across broad therapeutic domains. The combination of MacroGenics' technology platforms and protein engineering expertise has allowed the Company to generate promising product candidates and enter into several strategic collaborations with global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information, please see the Company's website at www.macrogenics.com. MacroGenics, the MacroGenics logo and DART are trademarks or registered trademarks of MacroGenics, Inc.
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