Y-mAbs Announces Publication of Preclinical GD2-SADA Data at 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting

Y-mAbs Announces Publication of Preclinical GD2-SADA Data at 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting

Y-mAbs Announces Publication of Preclinical GD2-SADA Data at 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting

NEW YORK, June 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Y-mAbs”) (Nasdaq: YMAB), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel radioimmunotherapy and antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today announced the publication of preclinical GD2-SADA data at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (“ASCO”) Annual Meeting, taking place May 31 through June 4, 2024, in Chicago, IL.

The published abstract titled “Preclinical characterization of pretargeted radioimmunotherapy with GD2-SADA, a self-assembling and disassembling bispecific fusion protein” characterizes the binding properties of GD2-SADA across several GD2-expressing cell lines and lanthanide metal-DOTA complexes, while also demonstrating its anti-tumor efficacy when used with Lutetium 177 (Lu177)-DOTA in a two-step approach to pretargeted radioimmunotherapy (“PRIT”).

In this analysis, GD2-SADA showed tight binding to cell lines expressing GD2, a glycolipid implicated in the malignant transformation of multiple solid tumors. GD2-SADA binding was significantly improved by a p53-derived domain that drives the self-assembly and disassembly (“SADA”) of GD2-SADA tetramers, which possess four distinct GD2-binding domains that cumulatively enhance binding. Previous studies have shown that the unbound GD2-SADA protein disassembles over time, facilitating clearance by the kidneys.

“We believe that these data further validate GD2-SADA’s promise as a novel targeted radioimmunotherapy and support the continued advancement of our SADA PRIT technology platform and clinical programs,” said Vignesh Rajah, MBBS, DCH, MRCP (UK), Chief Medical Officer.

The analysis further demonstrated high-affinity binding of GD2-SADA to DOTA complexes chelated with lutetium and lanthanum, among other lanthanide metals. By contrast, GD2-SADA showed negligible binding to trace metal-DOTA complexes or empty DOTA, an important consideration for the targeted delivery of the radioactive payload in patients.

“We are especially encouraged by the selective binding of GD2-SADA to lanthanide metal-DOTA complexes with current and emerging applications in the diagnosis and targeted treatment of solid tumors,” said Brian H. Santich, Ph.D., the lead author and co-inventor of the SADA PRIT technology platform.

Taken together, the binding properties of the GD2-SADA protein provide a pharmacological basis for the robust and dose-responsive anti-tumor effects of GD2-SADA Lu177 PRIT in vivo, also presented in this seminal research. These findings have paved the way for the clinical development of GD2-SADA PRIT in adults and adolescents with GD2-positive tumors (NCT05130255).

Y-mAbs will be available for comment at booth #35151 on the Exhibition Floor of McCormick Place.

Researchers at MSK, including Dr. Nai-Kong Cheung, developed the SADA technology for radioimmunotherapy, which is exclusively licensed by MSK to Y-mAbs. Dr. Cheung has intellectual property rights and interests in the technology, and as a result of this licensing arrangement, MSK has institutional financial interests in the technology.

About Y-mAbs
Y-mAbs is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, radioimmunotherapy and antibody-based therapeutic cancer products. The Company’s technologies include its investigational Self-Assembly DisAssembly (“SADA”) ​Pretargeted Radioimmunotherapy Platform (“PRIT”)​ and bispecific antibodies generated using the Y-BiClone platform. The Company’s broad and advanced product pipeline includes the anti-GD2 therapy DANYELZA® (naxitamab-gqgk), the first FDA-approved treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma in the bone or bone marrow after a partial response, minor response, or stable disease to prior therapy.

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