Avacta to present promising new data from Affimer® and pre|CISIONTM platform assets at AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics

  • AVA3996: FAP-α-activated proteasome inhibitor from pre|CISIONTM platform concentrates proteasome inhibitor payload in the tumour, increasing the therapeutic index of this class of drugs
  • AVA032: anti-PD-L1 Affimer® fused to IL-15 demonstrates encouraging in vitro and in vivo efficacy

Avacta Group plc (AIM: AVCT), a life sciences company focused on improving healthcare outcomes through targeted cancer treatments and diagnostics, today announces that it will be presenting two posters at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, taking place on 11-15 October 2023 in Boston Massachusetts. 

Details of the poster presentations are as follows:

Abstract title:  AVA3996, a novel pre|CISION™ medicine, targets a warhead to the tumor microenvironment via Fibroblast Activation Protein (“FAP”) mediated cleavage to elicit tumor cell kill 

Poster number:                               C169

Session:                                             Poster Session C

Session date and time:                 Saturday, October 14 | 12:30 pm-4:00 pm

Session location:                            Level 2, Exhibit Hall D

Abstract title: A novel, tumor-targeted immunocytokine comprising an anti-PD-L1 Affimer® fused to IL-15 exhibits potent anti-tumor activity 

Poster number:                               A077

Session:                                             Poster Session A

Session date and time:                 Thursday, October 12 | 12:30 pm-4:00 pm

Session location:                             Level 2, Exhibit Hall D

Dr Fiona McLaughlin, Chief Scientific Officer of Avacta commented:

“We look forward to presenting the promising new data from Avacta’s Therapeutics platform assets at this conference. As disclosed in the Company’s announcement on 19 September 2023, our lead asset AVA6000 continues to advance through the clinic at pace. We are simultaneously conducting IND-enabling studies for promising assets derived from the pre|CISIONTM and Affimer® platforms. The data to be presented showcases the potential of our two therapeutic platforms to generate further high value clinical assets. 

“AVA3996, a FAP-α-activated proteasome inhibitor based on our pre|CISIONTM technology, demonstrates targeted killing of cancer cells in vitro and, by concentrating the active warhead in the tumour, reduces systemic toxicity associated with this class of drug. 

“AVA032, our anti-PD-L1 Affimer® fused to the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin 15 (IL-15) displays encouraging efficacy when tested in multiple models of immunomodulation, stimulating a potent immune response and reversing the immunosuppressive tumour microenvironment.”

Further information regarding the conference can be found on the ACCR’s website here: https://www.aacr.org/meeting/aacr-nci-eortc-international-conference-on-molecular-targets-and-cancer-therapeutics-2/

The posters will be available to view following the conference here: https://avacta.com/about/scientific-resources/