NEW YORK, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Caelum Biosciences, Inc. (“Caelum”), a Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIO) Company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening diseases, today announced that Columbia University (“Columbia”) will present a complete analysis of cardiac data from the Phase 1b trial of CAEL-101 (mAb 11-1F4) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory amyloid light chain (“AL”) amyloidosis in a poster session at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 29th Annual Scientific Sessions, to be held June 22-26, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.
Investigators concluded that the Phase 1b trial of CAEL-101 in AL amyloidosis is the first trial to show a significant improvement in global longitudinal strain (“GLS”) after exposure to an anti-fibril specific mAb in subjects with AL amyloidosis experiencing cardiac involvement. GLS is a sensitive measure of cardiac functional impairment in patients with cardiac involvement, and may detect early cardiac functional improvement and be an important predictor of cardiac survival.
Details of the presentation are as follows:
|Title: Cardiac Response to Chimeric Fibril-Reactive Monoclonal Antibody 11-1F4 in Patients
with AL Amyloidosis with Global Longitudinal Strain: Results from the Phase 1b trial
Session: Poster Session 1
Poster Number: P1-01
Date and Time: Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT
Location: Ryman Exhibit Hall, lower level of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Presenter: Sofia Shames, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center
About Caelum Biosciences
Caelum Biosciences, Inc. (“Caelum”), a Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) Company, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening diseases. Caelum’s lead asset, CAEL-101 (mAb 11-1F4), is a novel antibody for the treatment of patients with amyloid light chain (“AL”) amyloidosis. Phase 1a/1b data presented at the American Society of Hematology’s 59th Annual Meeting in December 2017 support CAEL-101’s potential to be a safe and well-tolerated therapy that promotes amyloid resolution. CAEL-101 has received Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a therapeutic agent for patients with AL amyloidosis, and as a radio-imaging agent in amyloidosis. For more information, visit www.caelumbio.com.
About Fortress Biotech
Fortress Biotech, Inc. (“Fortress”) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing novel pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. Fortress develops and commercializes products both within Fortress and through certain subsidiary companies, also known as Fortress Companies. In addition to its internal development programs, Fortress leverages its biopharmaceutical business expertise and drug development capabilities and provides funding and management services to help the Fortress Companies achieve their goals. Fortress and the Fortress Companies may seek licensings, acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures and/or public and private financings to accelerate and provide additional funding to support their research and development programs. For more information, visit www.fortressbiotech.com.
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