AIVITA Biomedical to Present Biomarker Findings at 2019 AACR Annual Meeting

Date: Mar 28, 2019

IRVINE, Calif. – March 28, 2019 – AIVITA Biomedical, Inc., a biotech company specializing in innovative stem cell applications, announced today that the Company will be presenting new data at the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Chief Medical Officer Robert O. Dillman, M.D. will give a presentation concerning prognostic and predictive markers of efficacy for patients receiving AIVITA’s next-generation immunotherapy targeting tumor-initiating stem cells.

The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting is a six-day meeting covering the latest discoveries in cancer research. The presentation details are as follows:

Title: Soluble programmed cell death molecule-1 (sPD-1) as a prognostic and predictive biomarker in patients with  metastatic melanoma randomized for treatment with autologous dendritic cell or tumor cell vaccines.
Session Category: Clinical Research
Session Title: Circulating and Cell-free Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Cancer 2
Session Date and Time: Monday Apr 1, 2019 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall B, Poster Section 18
Poster Board Number: 26
Permanent Abstract Number: 1257

AIVITA is currently conducting three clinical studies investigating its platform ROOT OF CANCER™ therapy in patients with ovarian cancer, glioblastoma and melanoma. AIVITA uses 100% of proceeds from the sale of its ROOT of SKIN™ skincare line to support the treatment of women with ovarian cancer.

About ROOT OF CANCER

OVARIAN CANCER

AIVITA’s treatment is a platform technology applicable to most solid tumor types and consists of autologous dendritic cells loaded with autologous tumor antigens from purified autologous self-renewing tumor-initiating cells.

AIVITA’s ovarian Phase 2 double-blind study is active and enrolling approximately 99 patients who are being randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive either the autologous cancer stem cell-targeting immunotherapy or autologous monocytes as a comparator.

Patients eligible for randomization and treatment will be those (1) who have undergone debulking surgery, (2) for whom a cell line has been established, (3) who have undergone leukapheresis from which sufficient monocytes were obtained, (4) have an ECOG performance grade of 0 or 1 (Karnofsky score of 70-100%), and (5) who have completed primary therapy. The trial is not open to patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.

For additional information about AIVITA’s AVOVA-1 trial patients can visit: www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02033616

GLIOBLASTOMA

AIVITA’s glioblastoma Phase 2 single-arm study is active and is enrolling approximately 55 patients to receive the cancer stem cell-targeting immunotherapy.

Patients eligible for treatment will be those (1) who have recovered from surgery such that they are about to begin concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CT/RT), (2) for whom an autologous tumor cell line has been established, (3) have a Karnofsky Performance Status of > 70 and (4) have undergone successful leukapheresis from which peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were obtained that can be used to generate dendritic cells (DC). The trial is not open to patients with recurrent glioblastoma.

For additional information about AIVITA’s AV-GBM-1 trial please visit: www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03400917

MELANOMA

AIVITA’s melanoma Phase 1B open-label, single-arm study will establish the safety of administering anti-PD1 monoclonal antibodies in combination with the cancer stem cell-targeting immunotherapy in patients with measurable metastatic melanoma. The study will also track efficacy of the treatment for the estimated 14 to 20 patients.  This trial is not yet open for enrollment.

Patients eligible for treatment will be those (1) for whom a cell line has been established, (2) who have undergone leukapheresis from which sufficient monocytes were obtained, (3) have an ECOG performance grade of 0 or 1 (Karnofsky score of 70-100%), (4) who have either never received treatment for metastatic melanoma or were previously treated with enzymatic inhibitors of the BRAF/MEK pathway because of BRAF600E/K mutations and (5) are about to initiate anti-PD1 monotherapy.

For additional information about AIVITA’s AV-MEL-1 trial please visit: www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03743298

About AIVITA Biomedical

AIVITA Biomedical is a privately held company engaged in the advancement of commercial and clinical-stage programs utilizing curative and regenerative medicines. Founded in 2016 by pioneers in the stem cell industry, AIVITA Biomedical utilizes its expertise in stem cell growth and directed, high-purity differentiation to enable safe, efficient and economical manufacturing systems which support its therapeutic pipeline and commercial line of skin care products.

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