Nordic Nanovector Presents Preclinical Data at AACR 2018
Oslo, Norway, 16 April 2018
Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) announces that a poster reporting the anti-tumour effect of Humalutin® (177Lu-conjugated humanized anti-CD37 antibody, 177Lu-NNV003) in preclinical models of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) was presented yesterday at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago, USA. The company previously announced the publication of the poster abstract (abstract 848) on 15 March 2018.
The poster was entitled “In vitro and in vivo evaluation of the beta-emitting lutetium-177 labeled anti-CD37 antibody radionuclide conjugate 177Lu-NNV003 in DLBCL, CLL and MCL models,” and showed that:
In tumour cell lines:
• The unlabelled anti-CD37 antibody (NNV003) kills tumour cells mainly through an immunological process called antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity
• Humalutin® (177Lu-NNV003) was found to inhibit tumour cell growth.
In preclinical lymphoma models:
• Humalutin® has shown significant tumour uptake and demonstrated an anti-tumour effect in all three NHL models (mantle cell lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia).
The poster is available at www.nordicnanovector.com in the section Scientific Publications.
For further information, please contact:
IR enquiries Malene Brondberg, VP Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
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Mark Swallow/David Dible/Isabelle Andrews (Citigate Dewe Rogerson)
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About Nordic Nanovector
Nordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers.
Nordic Nanovector's lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugates (ARC) designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 20 billion by 2024.
Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets.
The Company is also advancing a pipeline of ARCs and other immunotherapies for multiple cancer indications.
Further information about the Company can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com