OSE Immunotherapeutics to Present New Data Reflecting Expansion and Progress on its Immuno-Oncology and Inflammation Preclinical Portfolio at the 2021 AACR Annual meeting

March 11, 2021 12:00 PM EST

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  • CLEC-1, novel myeloid immune checkpoint for cancer immunotherapy limiting tumor cells phagocytosis and tumor antigen cross-presentation.
  • BiCKI®-IL-7, bifunctional therapy targeting PD-1 and IL-7 to sustain exhausted T cell function and to disarm Treg suppressive activity.
  • OSE-230, novel monoclonal antibody agonist therapy triggering resolution of chronic inflammation.

E-Poster Presentations at AACR Virtual Meeting 2021 – April 10-15

NANTES, France, March 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OSE Immunotherapeutics (ISIN: FR0012127173; Mnemo: OSE) announced today that new preclinical data has been selected for e-poster(1) presentations at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting I, to be held on April 10 - 15, 2021. The presentations will include data on the novel “Don’t Eat Me” signal myeloid immune checkpoint target CLEC-1 (a C-type lectin receptor), BiCKI-IL-7 bifunctional therapy targeting PD-1 and IL-7 and OSE-230, a novel monoclonal antibody agonist therapy driving resolution of chronic inflammation.

Alexis Peyroles, Chief Executive Officer of OSE Immunotherapeutics, comments: “These AACR update presentations show the significant advancements we made throughout our innovative preclinical portfolio. Our findings demonstrate the strong therapeutic potential of the first-in-class research programs featured, CLEC-1, BiCKI-IL-7 and OSE-230, while building a solid basis for future clinical development. Furthermore, this reinforces the Company’s leading position in immuno-oncology and in chronic inflammation by highlighting these promising assets to become a key global player in immunotherapy.”

“CLEC-1 is a novel myeloid immune checkpoint for cancer immunotherapy limiting tumor cells phagocytosis and tumor antigen cross-presentation”

CLEC-1 is a recently identified C-type lectin receptor with demonstrated potential to block the suppressive functions of myeloid cells and to restore anti-tumor responsiveness of T-lymphocytes. Suppressive myeloid cells have the ability to accumulate in the tumor microenvironment and deregulate the immune activation of T-lymphocytes. CLEC-1 is a new therapeutic target of interest in immuno-oncology*.

The e-poster data will illustrate that CLEC-1 broadly inhibits tumor-cell phagocytosis and synergizes with tumor-targeted cytotoxic monoclonal antibodies in both solid and hematological tumors and hampers DC antigen cross-presentation.*Collaborative program from Dr Elise Chiffoleau’s research team (Center for Research in Transplantation and Immunology, UMR1064, INSERM , Nantes University at Nantes University Hospital).

“Optimized antagonist anti-PD-1/IL-7 mutein bispecific antibody to sustain exhausted T cell function and to disarm Treg suppressive activity”

BiCKI®-IL-7, a novel bispecific therapy combining anti-PD-1 and the cytokine IL-7, has potential to help in overcoming tumor resistance mechanisms to anti-PD(L)-1 therapies and will potentially address the high medical need of patients whose cancer is refractory to immune checkpoint inhibitor treatments.

The combined research data collected to date validate the strong therapeutic potential of providing IL-7 signals to strengthen PD-1 therapy and prevent immuno-resistance by sustaining T cell response and overcoming Treg suppression. The bispecific BiCKI® IL-7 mutein can preferentially deliver and activate IL-7 pathway on tumor reactive T cells, limiting the risk of immunotoxicity resulting from combination immunotherapies.

“Triggering the resolution of inflammation with agonistic anti-ChemR23 antibody dampens inflammation-driven carcinogenesis”

OSE-230 is an anti-ChemR23 antibody, also known as chemerin chemokine-like receptor 1 (CMKLR1), a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) expressed on myeloid immune cells known to modulate inflammation. This first-in-class therapeutic agent has the potential to resolve chronic inflammation by driving affected tissues to complete the inflammation program and restore tissue integrity. OSE-230 can be developed in various chronic inflammation indications, including tumor-associated inflammation and autoimmune pathologies.

The presented data will reveal for the first time the therapeutic potential of triggering the pro-resolutive pathways using an anti-ChemR23 agonistic monoclonal antibodies to limit chronic inflammation in the tumor microenvironment and inhibit metastasis development.

E-poster presentation details

TitleCLEC-1 is a novel myeloid immune checkpoint for cancer immunotherapy limiting tumor cells phagocytosis and tumor antigen cross-presentation.Gauttier V., Pengam S., Drouin M., Saenz J., Evrard B., Mary C., Teppaz G., Desselle A., Thépenier V., Wilhelm E., Poirier N., Chiffoleau E.Session Type: E-Poster SessionSession Category: ImmunologySession Title: Immune CheckpointsPermanent Abstract Number: 1636

Title: Optimized antagonist anti-PD-1/IL-7 mutein bispecific antibody to sustain exhausted T cell function and to disarm Treg suppressive activity.Morello A., Seité M., Durand J, Thépenier V., Teppaz G., Pengam S., Wilhelm E., Desselle A., Girault I., Mary C., Poirier N. Session Type: E-Poster Session Session Category: Clinical Research (Excluding Trials) Session Title: Therapeutic Antibodies Permanent Abstract Number: 692 

Title: Triggering the resolution of inflammation with agonistic anti-ChemR23 antibody dampens inflammation-driven carcinogenesisGauttier V., Lavy M., Trilleaud C., Biteau K., Girault I., Belarif L., Teppaz G., Mary C., Thepenier V., Blanquart C., Barillé-Nion S., Poirier N.Session Type: E-Poster SessionSession Category: ImmunologySession Title: Inflammation, Immunity, and CancerPermanent Abstract Number: 1766

ABOUT OSE Immunotherapeutics

OSE Immunotherapeutics is an integrated biotechnology company focused on developing and partnering therapies to control the immune system for immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases. The company’s immunology research and development platform is focused on three areas: T-cell-based vaccination, Immuno-Oncology (focus on myeloid targets), Auto-immunity & Inflammation. Its balanced first-in-class clinical and preclinical portfolio has a diversified risk profile:

Vaccine platform

  • Tedopi® (innovative combination of neoepitopes): the company’s most advanced product; positive results for Step-1 of the Phase 3 trial (Atalante 1) in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer post checkpoint inhibitor failure. In Phase 2 in pancreatic cancer (TEDOPaM, sponsor GERCOR) in combination. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, accrual of new patients in TEDOPaM should restart in 2021.
  • CoVepiT: a prophylactic second-generation vaccine against COVID-19, developed using SARS-CoV-2 optimized epitopes against multi variants. Positive preclinical and human ex vivo results in August 2020, clinical trial expected to start in Q1 2021.

Immuno-oncology platform

  • BI 765063 (OSE-172, anti-SIRPα mAb on SIRPα/CD47 pathway): developed in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim; myeloid checkpoint inhibitor in Phase 1 in advanced solid tumors.
  • CLEC-1 (novel myeloid checkpoint target): identification of mAb antagonists of CLEC-1 blocking the “Don’t Eat Me” signal that increase both tumor cell phagocytosis by macrophages and antigen capture by dendritic cells.
  • BiCKI®: bispecific fusion protein platform built on the key backbone component anti-PD-1 (OSE-279) combined with new immunotherapy targets; 2nd generation of PD-(L)1 inhibitors to increase antitumor efficacity.

Auto-immunity and inflammation platform

  • FR104 (anti-CD28 monoclonal antibody): positive Phase 1 results; ongoing Phase 1/2 in renal transplant, Phase 2-ready asset in a niche indication in autoimmune diseases.
  • OSE-127/S95011 (humanized monoclonal antibody targeting IL-7 receptor): developed in partnership with Servier; positive Phase 1 results; in Phase 2 in ulcerative colitis (OSE sponsor) and an independent Phase 2 planned in Sjögren’s syndrome (Servier sponsor).
  • OSE-230 (ChemR23 agonist mAb): first-in-class therapeutic agent with the potential to resolve chronic inflammation by driving affected tissues to tissue integrity.

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