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September 10, 2015 09:00 ET

BioWatch's Alan Leong Interviewed by The Life Sciences Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - CAR T-cell therapies show potential in treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other medical conditions, but there's a lot of work to do before they're ready for commercialization. Alan Leong, senior analyst with BioWatch, updates The Life Sciences Report about the current state of CAR T-cell therapeutics and how some companies are developing bispecific antibodies.

He explains the approach of a number of the companies currently in the sector, including RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RP) (OTCQB: REPCF) in the hair regeneration and tendinitis space; ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRV), which has a new focus on pain associated with shingles and symptoms related to hepatitis B and HIV; Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS), which is focused on oncology therapeutics; and Celator Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CPXX), which has a Phase 3 study in patients with myeloid leukemia.

The Life Sciences Report: Tell our readers about chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells and developments in the oncology field, particularly among companies targeting hematologic (blood) cancers.

Alan Leong: We're seeing remarkable and well-documented response rates for CAR T-cell therapies. These therapeutics are still in the early stages of their lifecycles, so they are likely to evolve and be refined over the next five to 10 years. There are a great number of interesting companies. Some of these are very early stage, but they caught my eye because of what they imply…

Continue reading this interview: CAR T-Cell Therapeutics: Alan Leong of BioWatch Looks Beyond the Buzz for Solid Early-Stage Plays

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BioWatch paid The Life Sciences Report to conduct, produce and distribute the interview. Mr. Alan Leong had final approval of the content and is wholly responsible for the validity of the statements. Opinions expressed are the opinions of Mr. Leong and not of The Life Sciences Report or its officers.

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