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May 13, 2014
08:34 EDTIMMUImmunomedics announces U.S. patent for IMMU-144
Immunomedics announced the issuance of U.S. patent no. 8,722,047 for the company's patent application "Humanized anti-HLA-DR antibodies," with an expiration date of May 26, 2026. The new patent concerns compositions of humanized anti-HLA-DR antibodies of use for disease therapy. The allowed claims protect IMMU-114, which is being investigated as a monotherapy in a newly-opened Phase I dose-escalation trial in patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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January 29, 2015
08:35 EDTIMMUImmunomedics announces dismissal of class action lawsuit
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January 20, 2015
08:46 EDTIMMUImmunomedics reports Phase 1/2 results with sacituzumab govitecan
Immunomedics announced that sacituzumab govitecan, the company's lead investigational antibody-drug conjugate, or ADC, produces partial response, or PR, in some patients with metastatic esophageal and colorectal cancers who had been heavily pretreated. Extended periods of stable disease were also noted in some patients with pancreatic and gastric cancers, with time-to-progression, or TTP, exceeding that of last prior therapy in many cases. Response and TTP were evaluated by computed tomography, or CT, based on RECIST criteria. Patented and developed by the company, sacituzumab govitecan was created by conjugating the moderately-toxic drug, SN-38, site-specifically and at a high ratio of drug to antibody to a humanized antibody that targets the TROP-2 receptor expressed by many solid cancers. SN-38 is the active metabolite of irinotecan, which is used to treat certain solid cancers, particularly metastatic colorectal cancers, as a part of combination therapies, so its pharmacology and properties are well-known. Despite the late-stage setting, 1 patient in each of the colorectal and esophageal cancer groups had a partial response after receiving more than 2 doses of the ADC. For all 4 cancer types, the disease stabilization rate exceeded 50%.

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