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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.

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SOTIO to Present New Preclinical Data on IL-15 Superagonist, SO-C101, at the 2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II

SOTIO, a clinical stage immuno-oncology company and Cytune Pharma, both owned by PPF Group, announced that they will present new preclinical data on SO-C101, an IL-15 superagonist currently being studied in a Phase 1 trial for the treatment of advanced solid tumors, in a virtual poster presentation at the 2020 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting II being held from June 22-24, 2020.

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SOTIO initiates first-in-human clinical trial with IL-15 superagonist SO-C101

SOTIO and Cytune Pharma, members of the PPF Group, announce today the first dosing of cancer patients with SO-C101, a superagonist fusion protein of interleukin IL-15. The phase I/Ib study (SC103) will evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of SO-C101 in patients with selected advanced/metastatic solid tumors.

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SOTIO Receives Positive VHP Decision for SC103, a First-in-Human Clinical Trial in Patients with Advanced/Metastatic Solid Tumors

SOTIO, a biotechnology company belonging to the PPF Group, announces today that it received a positive decision further to the EU Voluntary Harmonisation Procedure (VHP) for the review of clinical trial application for the first-in-human clinical trial, study SC103, with its lead oncology asset SO-C101, a human fusion protein of IL-15 and the high-affinity binding domain of IL-15Rα. Study SC103 is a phase I/Ib study to evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of SO-C101 in patients with selected advanced/metastatic solid tumors. SOTIO expects to initiate the trial as soon as the concerned national (France and Spain) regulatory agencies and ethics committee approvals are granted. Enrolment of the first patient is planned in May 2019.

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SOTIO and PPF complete acquisition of Cytune Pharma

SOTIO, a biotechnology company owned by the PPF Group, announces today the completion of the acquisition of Cytune Pharma by PPF. SOTIO will continue to develop the lead program SO-C101 (RLI-15) within its pipeline and intends to initiate first-in- human clinical trials in early 2019. SOTIO is spearheading all of PPF’s activities in the biotech sector and closely cooperated during Cytune’s acquisition process. All Cytune projects will be developed as part of SOTIO’s pipeline.

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SOTIO to Present Translational Data of the IL-15 Superagonist SO-C101 at 2018 AACR Annual Meeting

SOTIO, a biotechnology company owned by the PPF Group, announces today presentation of a poster on SO-C101 at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2018. The poster, titled “Use of RLI-15 a clinical grade fusion protein with IL-15 superagonistic activity for the activation of anti-tumor immune response,” will highlight preclinical and translational data evaluating SO-C101 (RLI-15). The AACR Annual Meeting will be held on April 14 – 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. 

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Cytune Pharma secures €6M in financing to advance lead immuno-oncology program to Phase I

Nantes, June 29, 2016 Cytune Pharma SAS, a French biotechnology company focused on developing novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, announced the closing of a €6M financing round from existing investors. Funds will be used to advance the RLI15 lead program to Phase I clinical trials. Key investor PPF Group and the founding shareholders also agreed on a full buyout of the remaining shares at the start of Phase I.

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PPF Group acquires a minority stake in biotech company Cytune Pharma in cooperation with SOTIO

PPF Group has acquired a significant minority stake in Cytune Pharma SAS, a French biotechnology company focused on researching and developing new therapies for immune modulation aimed at enhancing immune response of patients suffering from cancer and infectious diseases. Cytune’s platform based on modified IL-15 offers the possibility of combinations with other immunotherapeutic strategies, including checkpoint inhibitors.