Legend Biotech Corporation, a global biotechnology company developing, manufacturing and commercializing novel therapies to treat life-threatening diseases, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its investigational new drug (IND) application to evaluate LB1908 in a Phase 1 clinical trial in the United States. LB1908 is a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy selectively targeting Claudin 18.2 through a high-affinity VHH antibody for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory gastric, esophageal (including gastro-esophageal junction) or pancreatic cancers. Claudin18.2 is a tight junction protein commonly expressed in patients with these cancer subtypes.1

Phase 1 of the multicenter study seeks to characterize the safety and tolerability of LB1908, as well as determine the recommended dose for Phase 2 and evaluate preliminary safety. Study will have dose escalation and dose expansion phases. Patients enrolled in the study must sufficiently express Claudin 18.2.

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