Company to highlight recent progress on clinical DARPin® compounds, its oncology research strategy and to discuss the strategic collaboration with Amgen on MP0310
Zurich-Schlieren, January 7, 2019. Molecular Partners AG (SIX: MOLN), a clinical-stage biotech company pioneering the use of DARPin® therapeutics* to treat serious diseases, today announced that it will present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (11:00 AM Eastern Time; 5:00 PM CET). The presentation, followed by a Q&A session, will be hosted by Dr. Patrick Amstutz, CEO of Molecular Partners.
Beyond highlighting the progress of the clinical DARPin® compounds and the evolution of the company’s therapeutic design space in oncology research, the presentation will outline the collaboration and license agreement for the clinical development and commercialization of MP0310 (FAP x 4-1BB) which the company and Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced on December 19, 2018. MP0310 is a preclinical molecule designed to locally activate immune cells in the tumor by binding to FAP on tumor stromal cells (localizer) and co-stimulating T cells via 4-1BB (immune modulator).
The presentation will be webcast live. A copy of the presentation handout as well as a replay of the webcast will be made available on the company’s website www.molecularpartners.com under the Investors section. The replay will be available for 30 days following the presentation.
- February 7, 2019 – Publication of Full-year Results 2018 (unaudited)
- March 15, 2019 – Expected Publication of Annual Report 2018
- April 16, 2019 – Annual General Meeting
- May 9, 2019 – Interim Management Statement Q1 2019
About the DARPin® Difference
DARPin® therapeutics are a new class of protein therapeutics opening an extra dimension of multi-specificity and multi-functionality. DARPin® candidates are potent, specific, safe and very versatile. They can engage more than 5 targets at once, offering potential benefits over those offered by conventional monoclonal antibodies or other currently available protein therapeutics.
The DARPin® technology is a fast and cost-effective drug discovery engine, producing drug candidates with ideal properties for development and very high production yields.
With their good safety profile, low immunogenicity and long half-life in the bloodstream and the eye, DARPin® therapeutics have the potential to advance modern medicine and significantly improve the treatment of serious diseases, including cancer and sight-threatening disorders. Molecular Partners is partnering with Allergan to advance clinical programs in ophthalmology, and is advancing a proprietary pipeline of DARPin® drug candidates in oncology and immuno-oncology. The most advanced global product candidate is abicipar, a molecule currently in phase 3, in partnership with Allergan. Several DARPin® molecules for various ophthalmic indications are also in development. The most advanced DARPin® therapeutic candidate wholly owned by Molecular Partners, MP0250, is in phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of solid tumors and hematological tumors. MP0274, the second-most advanced DARPin® drug candidate owned by Molecular Partners, has broad anti-HER activity; it inhibits HER1, HER2 and HER3-mediated downstream signaling via Her2, leading to induction of apoptosis. MP0274 is currently in phase 1. Molecular Partners is also advancing a growing preclinical pipeline that features several immuno-oncological development programs. DARPin® is a registered trademark owned by Molecular Partners AG.
About Molecular Partners AG
Molecular Partners AG is a clinical-stage biotech company that is developing a new class of therapies known as DARPin®therapeutics. The company continues to attract talented individuals who share the passion to develop breakthrough medicines for serious diseases. Molecular Partners has compounds in various stages of clinical and preclinical development and several more in the research stage, with a current focus on oncology and immuno-oncology. The company establishes research and development partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies and is backed by established biotech investors.
For more information regarding Molecular Partners AG, go to: www.molecularpartners.com.
For further details, please contact:
Dr. Patrick Amstutz, CEO
Tel: +41 44 755 77 00
Thomas Schneckenburger, IR Europe
Tel: +41 44 755 5728
Susan A. Noonan, IR USA
Tel: +1 212 966 3650
Lisa Raffensperger, International Media
Tel: +1 617 903 8783
*DARPin® is a registered trademark owned by Molecular Partners AG
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