NexImmune to Participate in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Therapy Acceleration Program® (LLS TAP) Panel on “Expanding the Possible with Next-Generation Cell Therapies”
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NexImmune, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEXI), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a novel approach to immunotherapy designed to orchestrate a targeted immune response by directing the function of antigen-specific T cells, today announced that Scott Carmer, Chief Executive Officer, will participate in the LLS TAP panel discussion entitled “Expanding the Possible with Next Generation Cell Therapies” on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The webcast will be accessible on the Investor Relations page of NexImmune’s website at Events and Presentations | NexImmune, Inc. Participants may also register at LLS TAP: Expanding the Possible with Next-Generation Cell Therapies.
LLS and NexImmune have a long history of working together. In October 2017, NexImmune benefitted from an initial TAP investment and in 2021 received a second investment as part of the Company’s initial public offering to support NexImmune’s ongoing Phase 1/2 studies in AML/MDS and multiple myeloma.
"We are excited with our continued support of NexImmune and their participation in this panel. The LLS track record in accelerating lifesaving blood cancer treatments is unparalleled," said Lee Greenberger, Ph.D., LLS Chief Scientific Officer. "The continuity of our funding from preclinical through clinical research demonstrates our commitment to supporting innovative therapies as they move from the laboratory into practice."
NexImmune is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a novel approach to immunotherapy designed to employ the body’s own T cells to generate a specific, potent, and durable immune response. The backbone of NexImmune’s approach is a proprietary Artificial Immune Modulation (AIM™) nanoparticle technology platform. The AIM technology enables NexImmune to construct nanoparticles that function as synthetic dendritic cells capable of directing a specific T cell-mediated immune response. AIM constructed nanoparticles employ natural biology to engage, activate and expand endogenous T cells in ways that combine anti-tumor attributes of antigen-specific precision, potency and long-term persistence with reduced potential for off-target toxicities.
NexImmune’s two lead programs, NEXI-001 and NEXI-002, are in Phase 1/2 clinical trials for the treatment of relapsed AML after allogeneic stem cell transplantation and multiple myeloma refractory to at least 3 prior lines of therapy, respectively. NexImmune is also developing new AIM nanoparticle constructs and modalities for potential clinical evaluation in oncology and in disease areas outside of oncology, including autoimmune disorders and infectious disease.
For more information, visit www.neximmune.com.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Therapy Acceleration Program® (TAP)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS TAP is a strategic initiative that builds business alliances and collaborations with biotechnology companies and academic researchers to identify potential breakthrough therapies with the ability to change the standard of care. LLS TAP funds late-stage pre-clinical studies, and proof of concept or registrational clinical trials to help advance therapeutics along the drug development and approval pathway. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org/tap. Follow LLS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Chad Rubin, SVP, Corporate Affairs