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Jun 21, 2019
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June 21 Preclinical Quick Takes: AnaptysBio targets PD-1 for immune disease; plus Forty Seven, Homology and moreBy BioCentury Staff

AnaptysBio agonizes PD-1 for inflammatory disease
AnaptysBio Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAB) presented what CEO Hamza Suria called “the first data from anyone on a PD-1 agonist mAb” at the 2019 Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCiS) meeting Wednesday, showing its wholly owned PD-1 agonist mAb ANB030 inhibited tetanus toxoid recall responses in human blood. AnaptysBio is also co-developing PD-1 agonist CC-90006, a Phase I candidate, with Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG); the partners are among a wave of companies seeking to exploit immuno-oncology targets for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases (see “The Flip-Side of Immunotherapy”).

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