Bellicum Announces Update on Clinical Hold of U.S. BPX-501 Studies
The clinical hold does not affect the Company’s BP-004 registration trial in
BPX-501 is an adjunct T cell therapy administered after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) to improve outcomes in patients who lack a matched donor. It is comprised of genetically modified donor T cells incorporating Bellicum’s CaspaCIDe® safety switch. BPX-501 is designed to provide a safety net to eliminate alloreactive BPX-501 T cells (via administration of activator agent rimiducid) should uncontrollable GvHD occur. This enables physicians to more safely perform stem cell transplants by administering BPX-501 engineered T cells to speed immune reconstitution, provide control over viral infections and enhance Graft-versus-leukemic effect without unacceptable GvHD risk.
About Bellicum Pharmaceuticals
Bellicum is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing cellular immunotherapies for cancers and orphan inherited blood disorders. Bellicum is using its proprietary Chemical Induction of Dimerization (CID) technology platform to engineer and control components of the immune system. Bellicum is developing next-generation product candidates in some of the most important areas of cellular immunotherapy, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and CAR-T and TCR cell therapies. More information can be found at www.bellicum.com.
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