BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PIRS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing novel biotherapeutics through its proprietary Anticalin® technology platform for cancer and other diseases, announced today that it will be presenting a poster at the 2016 CRI-CIMT-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference -Translating Science into Survival, taking place in New York City, September 25-26, 2016.
The poster entitled "Costimulatory T-cell engagement by PRS-343, a CD137 (4-1BB)/HER2 bispecific, leads to tumor growth inhibition and TIL expansion in humanized mouse model," will be presented on September 26, 2016.
Session Title: Poster Session
Session Subtitle: New Agents and Their Mode of Action in Animals and Humans
Poster Number: B016
Session Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Presentation Time: 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Session Location: New York Hilton Midtown - Grand America Hall I
PRS-343 is a bispecific monoclonal antibody/Anticalin fusion protein comprised of a HER2 tumor-targeting mAb genetically linked to a potent anticalin specific for the immune costimulatory TNF family receptor 4-1BB (CD137). PRS-343 is being developed as the first 4-1BB based therapeutic to mediate the activation of tumor-specific T lymphocytes selectively within the Tumor Micro-Environment (TME). 4-1BB is an established marker for tumor-specific infiltrating T lymphocytes (TILs) and is, therefore, an attractive target for cancer immunotherapy. In in vivo preclinical tumor models, PRS-343 has demonstrated potent T lymphocyte activation localized to the TME of established HER2-positive tumors, indicating the potential for both enhanced safety and efficacy.
Pieris Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that discovers and develops Anticalin protein-based drugs to target validated disease pathways in a unique and transformative way. Our pipeline includes immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor micro-environment, an inhaled Anticalin to treat uncontrolled asthma and a half-life-optimized Anticalin to treat anemia. Proprietary to Pieris, Anticalins are a novel class of protein therapeutics validated in the clinic and by partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies. Anticalin®, Anticalins® are registered trademarks of Pieris. For more information visit www.pieris.com.
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