August 24, 2020 07:00 ET | Source: IN8bio, Inc.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Incysus Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering innovative gamma-delta () T cell immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has changed its name to IN8bio, Inc. (IN8bio or the Company). The Companys new name reflects its novel approach to cell therapy, focused on the development of gamma-delta T cells for anti-cancer therapies. These powerful immune cells possess properties of both innate and adaptive immune cells and can serve as a functional bridge between the two systems to impact tumor killing.
IN8bio was founded to develop novel immunotherapies to treat cancer. Our new name, IN8bio, reflects that focus, commented William Ho, President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of IN8bio. As we continue to treat patients in our ongoing clinical programs, we are focused on delivering the next generation of innovative cancer therapies.
IN8bio is using autologous, allogeneic and genetically modified gamma-delta T cells to address the high unmet need in both solid and liquid tumors. IN8bio entered the clinic in 2020 with two Phase 1 clinical trials which are currently enrolling patients. In February 2020, IN8bio initiated enrollment in a Phase 1 clinical trial of gamma-delta T cell immunotherapy in leukemia patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation. That trial, the first clinical trial of an expanded and activated allogeneic gamma-delta T cell immunotherapy, is being conducted with its partners at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Additionally, in February 2020, IN8bio initiated enrollment in a Phase 1 clinical trial of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, which is a difficult to treat brain tumor that progresses rapidly. This trial is being conducted at the ONeal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. IN8bios proprietary Drug Resistant Immunotherapy (DRI), which is being used in the glioblastoma trial, is the first genetically engineered gamma-delta T cell therapy to be administered to patients.
About IN8bio IN8bio is focused on delivering novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. By using allogeneic and genetically modified gamma-delta () T cells, IN8bios technology addresses certain challenges that immunotherapies face targeting cold, low mutation cancers. IN8bios immuno-oncology programs include activated and gene-modified adoptive cellular therapies that are designed to protect cells from chemotherapy and may allow novel combinations of drugs to disrupt the tumor microenvironment and increase immunogenicity. IN8bios first clinical program is targeted to address leukemia in patients who are undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) and its second program is targeted to the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma in combination with chemotherapy. For more information about the Company and its programs, visit www.IN8bio.com.
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