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SOTIO Acquires Rights to BOXR CAR-T Platform and Products from Unum Therapeutics

  • SOTIO will establish a T cell therapy R&D Center of Excellence in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
  • Unum’s former chief technology officer Geoff Hodge to join SOTIO to lead BOXR development team and all research and development of the next generation T cell therapies. 
  • Lead program expected to initiate first clinical studies in 2021.
  • Rights to BOXR platform acquired for total of $11.5 million, including $8.1 million upfront and potential $3.4 million in milestones.

SOTIO, a clinical stage immuno-oncology company owned by PPF Group, today announced that it has acquired the rights to Unum Therapeutics’ (Nasdaq: UMRX) BOXR cell therapy platform and BOXR lead programs to develop novel T cell therapies for the treatment of solid tumors. The proprietary Bolt-on Chimeric Receptor technology incorporates novel transgenes to enhance T cell function in the solid tumor microenvironment. 

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SOTIO Announces First Patient Dosed in Part B of Phase 1/1b Study with SO-C101 in Combination with Pembrolizumab in Patients with Solid Tumors

SOTIO, a clinical stage immuno-oncology company owned by PPF Group, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in Part B of the ongoing Phase 1/1b study of IL-15 superagonist, SO-C101, for the treatment of patients with advanced/metastatic solid tumors. Part B will examine SO-C101 in combination with PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab. The trial is conducted in partnership with Cytune Pharma.

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SOTIO Presents New Data Showing Strong Anti-tumor Effect of IL-15 Superagonist SO-C101 in Mice at 2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II

SOTIO and Cytune Pharma from the PPF Group, today presented new preclinical data highlighting the therapeutic potential of SO-C101, an IL-15 superagonist, as a monotherapy and in combination with PD-1 inhibitors in multiple tumor models. The data were presented in a virtual poster presentation at the 2020 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting II.