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Global First IND for Subcutaneous Injectable anti-PD-L1 Domain Antibody Receives FDA Approval

November 30, 2016 11:57 Eastern Daylight Time

SUZHOU, China & CHENGDU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)-3D Medicines (Sichuan) Co., Ltd. and Suzhou Alphamab Co., Ltd. announced today that the U.S. FDA has completed its review of the IND for their drug KN035 and informed the pharmaceutical company of their approval.


The U.S. FDA has completed IND review of the drug KN035 by 3D Medicines and Suzhou Alphamab


KN035, originally developed by Alphamab, is a fusion protein of anti-PD-L1 single domain antibody and Fc. KN035 has unique features, such as, better penetration, sc injection, high affinity, better stability and good PK profiles.


Alphamab and 3D Medicines reached a global co-development agreement early this year. Alphamab is responsible for manufacturing of KN035 and 3D Medicines for clinical development, registration, and marketing globally.


“To our knowledge, this represents one of the very few cases for a US IND approval for which a Chinese company completed the whole process,” said Dr. Ting Xu, Chairman and CEO of Alphamab. “We are thrilled by the milestone achievement. With KN035 as a building block for bi-specifics, Alphamab has also initiated the development of next-generation immuno-oncology therapeutics.”


Dr. John Gong, CEO of 3D Medicines added “We are pleased to have received FDA acceptance for our clinical trial protocol and look forward to initiating this study shortly. We believe KN035 is a truly differentiated anti-PD-L1 product for immune-oncology therapy, its unique features, such as, subcutaneous injection, will significantly improve the quality of life for American cancer patients.”


About Alphamab Oncology

Alphamab Oncology is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of world-class innovative therapeutics for cancer treatment. With multiple in-house proprietary platforms including bispecifics, protein engineering and antibody screening, Alphamab Oncology has built a robust pipeline in oncology/immunology. We strive to develop next-generation or best in class medicines to address global unmet medical needs. 

Visit http://www.alphamabonc.com for more information.


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