Adicet Bio Reports Positive Data from Ongoing ADI-001 Phase 1 Trial in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
ADI-001 demonstrated 75% overall response rate (ORR) and 69% complete response (CR) across all dose levels with favorable safety and tolerability profile in patients with relapsed/refractory high-grade aggressive NHL, as of December 5, 2022 data-cut date
100% ORR and CR rate in 5/5 anti-CD19 autologous chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T) relapsed large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) patients
86% CR rate in LBCL patients across dose level three (DL3) and above (75% CR rate in LBCL patients across all dose levels)
Both dose level 2 (DL2) and DL3 demonstrated a six-month CR rate of 33%; Patient follow up continues in dose level 4 (DL4) to assess six-month durability
Circulating ADI-001 cells visible through day 28 in peripheral blood at DL4
Company expects to initiate a potentially pivotal study in post-CAR T LBCL patients in the second quarter of 2023; Evaluating potential second pivotal study in earlier-line LBCL patients
Company to host investor webcast Sunday, December 11 at 9:00 am ET
Redwood City, CA and Boston – December 10, 2022 – Adicet Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACET), a clinical stage biotechnology company discovering and developing allogeneic gamma delta T cell therapies for cancer, today announced positive safety and efficacy data from the Company’s ongoing Phase 1 study of ADI-001 for the potential treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell NHL. The Company believes these data continue to support the potential of Adicet’s investigational gamma delta CAR T cell therapy to provide significant benefit both in terms of anti-tumor activity and safety. Based on the study findings as of a December 5, 2022 data-cut date, Adicet plans to transition ADI-001 into a potentially pivotal program in the second quarter of 2023.
“It is very encouraging to see durability of response at six months and beyond along with a continued favorable safety profile in patients with aggressive lymphomas,” said Francesco Galimi, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Adicet Bio. “Notably, a 100% complete response rate with ADI-001 in post-autologous CAR T-relapsed LBCL patients may offer a potential treatment option to those patients, who do not currently have effective therapies.”
“These data are exciting and support our belief that ADI-001 has the potential to generate meaningful clinical responses for patients,” said Chen Schor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adicet Bio. “Based on the positive data reported today, we plan to transition ADI-001 into a potential pivotal program with a potentially best-in-class ORR, CR and durability profile in the second quarter of 2023.”
“As these data mature, it is impressive to see continued complete responses across all dose levels including six-month durable responses and a 100% ORR and CR rate in LBCL patients previously treated with autologous CAR T therapy,” said Sattva Neelapu, M.D., Professor in the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Achieving these results in such high-risk patients with aggressive disease suggests that an allogeneic gamma delta CAR T cell therapy like ADI-001 could provide a significant advance for NHL patients.”
Data highlights as of the December 5, 2022 data-cut date were as follows:
- Of the 16 evaluable patients, three received ADI-001 at dose level 1 (DL1) (30 million CAR+ cells), three received ADI-001 at DL2 (100 million CAR+ cells), three received ADI-001 at DL3 (300 million CAR+ cells), one received two infusions of ADI-001 at DL3 (2X 300 million CAR+ cells on day one and seven following a single lymphodepletion), and six received ADI-001 at DL4 (1 billion CAR+ cells).
- On an exploratory basis, primarily to understand safety and pharmacokinetics of a second ADI-001 dose, the first and second patient in DL3 while testing negative for minimal residual disease (MRD) and in CR, received a second DL3 dose, three and two months after the first infusion, respectively.
- Patients were heavily pretreated with a median number of prior therapies of four (range two-six) and had a poor prognostic outlook based on their median International Prognostic Index (IPI) score.
- ADI-001 treatment demonstrated a 75% ORR and 69% CR rate in the study across all dose levels.
- In five LBCL patients that previously relapsed after prior autologous anti-CD19 CAR T therapy, treatment with ADI-001 demonstrated 100% ORR and CR rate (5/5). These patients included a triple-hit high-grade B-cell lymphoma patient, three diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, and a double-hit high-grade B-cell lymphoma patient. ADI-001 resulted in CR in patients who previously showed a partial response (PR) to autologous CAR T (2/2).
- An 86% CR rate (6/7) was observed in LBCL patients across DL3 and above. 75% CR rate (9/12) in LBCL across all dose levels.
- Both DL2 and DL3 demonstrated a six-month CR rate of 33%; Patient follow up continues in DL4 to assess six-month durability.
- Circulating ADI-001 cells were visible through day 28 in peripheral blood at DL4.
- ADI-001 was generally well-tolerated in the study to date. There were no occurrences of dose-limiting toxicities, graft vs host disease (GvHD), or Grade 3 or higher Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) or immune effector cell-associated neurotoxicity syndrome (ICANS) reported.
Figure 1: ADI-001: Preliminary Efficacy Data:
Table 2: Summary of Phase 1 ADI-001 Preliminary Safety Data in Efficacy-Evaluable Patients as of the December 5, 2022 data-cut:+
+Safety assessment was performed using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (v5) and the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy criteria.
Enrollment in the Phase 1 clinical study of ADI-001 is currently ongoing to provide additional durability data and further support the recommended Phase 2 dose.<
The Company expects to discuss with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) a potential path to support a Biologics License Application (BLA) and Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for ADI-001, including potential pivotal studies in post-CAR-T LBCL patients and in earlier line LBCL patients, respectively.
Webcast/ Conference Call information
Adicet will host a webcast presentation on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST to discuss the most recent data-cut from its ongoing Phase 1 study evaluating the safety and tolerability of ADI-001 for the potential treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell NHL. The event will feature Sattva Neelapu, M.D., Professor in the Department of Lymphoma-Myeloma, Division of Cancer Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, alongside members of the Adicet management team.
The live webcast of the presentation can be accessed by registering under “Presentations & Events” in the investors section of the Company’s website at https://www.adicetbio.com. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation email with a unique passcode to provide access to the webcast event. To participate via telephone, please join by dialing 1-833-548-0276 (domestic) or 1-646-876-9923 (international) and referencing the conference ID 98173615816.
An archived replay will be available for 30 days following the presentation. The archived webcast will be available on the Company's website beginning approximately two hours after the event.
ADI-001 is an investigational allogeneic gamma delta CAR T cell therapy being developed as a potential treatment for relapsed or refractory B-cell NHL. ADI-001 targets malignant B-cells via an anti-CD20 CAR and via the gamma delta innate and T cell endogenous cytotoxicity receptors. Gamma delta T cells engineered with an anti-CD20 CAR have demonstrated potent anti-tumor activity in preclinical models, leading to long-term control of tumor growth. In April 2022, ADI-001 was granted Fast Track Designation by the FDA for the potential treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell NHL.
About the GLEAN Study
This Phase 1 study is an open-label, multi-center study of ADI-001 enrolling adults diagnosed with B-cell malignancies who have either relapsed, or are refractory to, at least two prior regimens. The primary objectives of the study are to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ADI-001, and to determine optimal dosing as a monotherapy. The study is expected to enroll approximately 75 patients. For more information about the clinical study design, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT04735471).
About Adicet Bio, Inc.
Adicet Bio, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company discovering and developing allogeneic gamma delta T cell therapies for cancer. Adicet is advancing a pipeline of “off-the-shelf” gamma delta T cells, engineered with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and adaptors (CAds), to enhance selective tumor targeting and facilitate innate and adaptive anti-tumor immune response for durable activity in patients. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.adicetbio.com.
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