The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized ImmunityBio Phase I clinical study for patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors. The study will assess the safety and efficacy of ImmunityBio’s IL-15 superagonist Anktiva (N-803) in combination with its m-ceNK™ platform. Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., Founder and Executive Chairman of ImmunityBio, stated, “Nearly two million Americans, including children, will be diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors this year alone and many of these tumor types are difficult to treat. Our m-ceNK cells, which are isolated and enriched from the patient after a simple blood draw (apheresis), are characterized by their unique cell-surface marker profile, by their highly desirable feature of immune-memory, and marked by their pronounced anti-cancer activity for weeks to months in duration. These unique properties have made these memory NK cells a research focus for more than a decade and a promising candidate in immunotherapy for solid tumors.”
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