Caelum Biosciences Announces Presentation of Complete Cardiac Data Analysis from Phase 1b Trial of CAEL-101 in AL Amyloidosis at American Society of Echocardiography 29th Annual Scientific Sessions
Columbia University to present data demonstrating CAEL-101 positively impacts myocardial function in patients with AL amyloidosis as measured by global longitudinal strain
NEW YORK, NY – June 18, 2018 – Caelum Biosciences, Inc. (“Caelum”), a Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIO) Company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening diseases, today announced that Columbia University (“Columbia”) will present a complete analysis of cardiac data from the Phase 1b trial of CAEL-101 (mAb 11-1F4) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory amyloid light chain (“AL”) amyloidosis in a poster session at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 29th Annual Scientific Sessions, to be held June 22-26, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.
Investigators concluded that the Phase 1b trial of CAEL-101 in AL amyloidosis is the first trial to show a significant improvement in global longitudinal strain (“GLS”) after exposure to an anti-fibril specific mAb in subjects with AL amyloidosis experiencing cardiac involvement. GLS is a sensitive measure of cardiac functional impairment in patients with cardiac involvement, and may detect early cardiac functional improvement and be an important predictor of cardiac survival.
Details of the presentation are as follows:
Title: Cardiac Response to Chimeric Fibril-Reactive Monoclonal Antibody 11-1F4 in Patients with AL Amyloidosis with Global Longitudinal Strain: Results from the Phase 1b trial
Session: Poster Session 1
Poster Number: P1-01
Date and Time: Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT
Location: Ryman Exhibit Hall, lower level of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Presenter: Sofia Shames, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center
About Caelum Biosciences
Caelum Biosciences, Inc. (“Caelum”), a Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ: FBIO) Company, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening diseases. Caelum’s lead asset, CAEL-101 (mAb 11-1F4), is a novel antibody for the treatment of patients with amyloid light chain (“AL”) amyloidosis. Phase 1a/1b data presented at the American Society of Hematology’s 59th Annual Meeting in December 2017 support CAEL-101’s potential to be a safe and well-tolerated therapy that promotes amyloid resolution. CAEL-101 has received Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a therapeutic agent for patients with AL amyloidosis, and as a radio-imaging agent in amyloidosis. For more information, visit www.caelumbio.com.
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