Caelum Biosciences Announces Data on CAEL-101 in AL Amyloidosis Selected for Oral Presentations at 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
NEW YORK, Nov. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Caelum Biosciences, Inc. (“Caelum”), a company focused on developing treatments for rare and life-threatening diseases, today announced that additional global longitudinal strain (“GLS”) data from the Phase 1b study of CAEL-101 (a light chain fibril-reactive monoclonal antibody 11-1F4) in patients with amyloid light chain (“AL”) amyloidosis and imaging data from a pre-clinical study have been selected for two oral presentations at the 60th American Society of Hematology (“ASH”) Annual Meeting, to be held December 1-4, 2018, in San Diego, CA.
Details of the oral presentations are as follows:
Title: Improvement in Global Longitudinal Strain (GLS) Correlates with NT-ProBNP Response in Patients with Cardiac Amyloidosis Treated on a Phase 1b Study of Anti-Amyloid mAb CAEL-101
Abstract Number: 958
Oral Session: 653. Myeloma: Therapy, Excluding Transplantation: Immunotherapies in Plasma Cell Disorders
Date and Time: Monday, December 3, 2018; 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PT
Presentation Time: 5:15 PM PT
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20A
Presenter: Divaya Bhutani, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Title: Personalizing Amyloidosis Therapy with Real Time PET Imaging of Fibril-Reactive Monoclonal Antibody CAEL-101
Abstract Number: 1003
Oral Session: 652. Myeloma: Pathophysiology and Pre-Clinical Studies, Excluding Therapy: Molecular Mechanisms of Myelomagenesis and Its Dependencies
Date and Time: Monday, December 3, 2018; 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM PT
Presentation Time: 6:15 PM PT
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20A
Presenter: Jing Fu, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
The abstracts can be viewed online through the ASH meeting website at www.hematology.org.
About AL Amyloidosis
AL amyloidosis is a rare systemic disorder caused by an abnormality of plasma cells in the bone marrow. Misfolded amyloid proteins produced by plasma cells cause buildup in and around tissues, nerves and organs, gradually affecting their function. This can cause progressive and widespread organ damage and high mortality rates.
AL amyloidosis affects roughly 30,000 – 40,000 patients in total throughout the U.S. and Europe, and it is estimated that there are approximately 3,000 – 4,000 new cases of AL amyloidosis annually in the U.S., though actual incidence is likely higher as a result of under-diagnosis. Amyloidosis has a one-year mortality rate of 47 percent, 76 percent of which is caused by cardiac amyloidosis.
About CAEL-101 (mAb 11-1F4)
CAEL-101 is a light chain fibril-reactive monoclonal antibody (mAb) that has completed a Phase 1a/1b trial at Columbia University for the treatment of patients with AL amyloidosis. While current treatment with chemotherapy is aimed at reducing production of the amyloid-forming light-chain protein, CAEL-101 attempts to reduce and / or eliminate the amyloid deposits.
About Caelum Biosciences
Caelum Biosciences, Inc. (“Caelum”) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening diseases. Caelum’s lead asset, CAEL-101 (mAb 11-1F4), is a novel antibody for the treatment of patients with amyloid light chain (“AL”) amyloidosis. Phase 1a/1b data support CAEL-101’s potential to be a safe and well-tolerated therapy that promotes amyloid resolution. CAEL-101 has received Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a therapeutic agent for patients with AL amyloidosis, and as a radio-imaging agent in amyloidosis. For more information, visit www.caelumbio.com.
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Released November 2, 2018