Celyad SA (CYAD) Announces Completion of NKR-2 Phase I in AML

September 9, 2016 6:08 AM EDT
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Celyad (Nasdaq: CYAD) announced the successful completion of the 21-day safety follow-up of the last patient enrolled at the fourth dose level in its Phase I clinical trial evaluating the safety and feasibility of its NKR-2 T-cell therapy - in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma patients. No safety issues or toxicities were reported.

Dr. Christian Homsy, CEO of Celyad: “We are pleased that no adverse safety signal has been reported. Based on the successful completion of the fourth cohort, we are looking forward to starting the global Ph I/IIa multiple dose trial, in the US and EU, of our NKR-2 autologous therapy in the fourth quarter of this year.”

Dr. Frédéric Lehmann, Head of Immuno-Oncology at Celyad: “The absence of any safety or toxicity signal up to this point continues to support our belief that this unique engineered T-cell construct can be safely administered and potentially lead to a therapeutic effect providing hope to the thousands of patients who need better treatments for both AML and MM.”

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