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Kiadis Pharma announces two abstracts accepted for poster presentations at the ASGCT 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

April 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT

Kiadis Pharma announces two abstracts accepted for poster presentations at the ASGCT 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 29, 2020 – Kiadis Pharma N.V. (“Kiadis Pharma” or the “Company”) (Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels: KDS), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announces that two abstracts related to the Company’s NK-cell therapy program have been accepted for poster presentation at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Virtual Meeting taking place May 12 – 15, 2020 .

The following abstracts have been accepted for poster presentation:

·Abstract #427 showcases data that helps establish the feasibility of large-scale production of highly functional K-NK cells expanded with PM21.

Abstract Details
Title: Bridging NK cell expansion methods towards a feeder-cell free scalable GMP production of hyperfunctional NK cells 
First author: Jeremiah Oyer
Session title: Cell Therapies

·Abstract #765 describes a novel mode of NK cell stimulation through Fc engagement of CD16 during expansion with FC21 cells which improves NK cell phenotype and function, particularly in exerting antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity (ADCC).

Abstract Details
Title: NK cell Expansion and Phenotype Shaping using CD16-targeted CSTX002-Fc feeder cells
First author: Jeremiah Oyer
Session title:  Cancer – Immunotherapy, Cancer Vaccines

Both abstracts are now available on the ASGCT meeting website at: https://annualmeeting.asgct.org/am20/abstracts.

Kiadis Pharma Contact
Maryann Cimino, Sr. Manager, Corporate Affairs
Tel: +1 (617) 710-7305
m.cimino@kiadis.com

About Kiadis Pharma’s K-NK-Cell Therapies
Kiadis Pharma’s NK-cell programs consist of off-the-shelf and haplo donor cell therapy products for the treatment of liquid and solid tumors as adjunctive and stand-alone therapies. 

The Company’s NK-cell PM21 particle technology enables improved ex vivo expansion and activation of anti-cancer cytotoxic NK-cells supporting multiple high-dose infusions. Kiadis Pharma’s proprietary off-the-shelf NK-cell platform is based on NK-cells from unique universal donors. The Kiadis Pharma off-the-shelf K-NK platform can make NK-cell therapy product rapidly and economically available for a broad patient population across a potentially wide range of indications.

Kiadis Pharma is clinically developing K-NK003 for the treatment of relapse/refractory acute myeloid leukemia. The Company is also developing K-NK002, which is administered as an adjunctive immunotherapeutic on top of HSCT and provides functional, mature and potent NK-cells from a haploidentical family member. In addition, the Company has pre-clinical programs evaluating NK-cell therapy for the treatment of solid tumors. 

About Kiadis Pharma
Founded in 1997, Kiadis Pharma is building a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative therapies for patients with life-threatening diseases. With headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and offices and activities across the United States, Kiadis Pharma is reimagining medicine by leveraging the natural strengths of humanity and our collective immune system to source the best cells for life.

Kiadis Pharma is listed on the regulated market of Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels since July 2, 2015, under the symbol KDS. Learn more at www.kiadis.com.

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