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News: Synthekine doses First Patient in Tumor trial

Synthekine has issued the first dose of its STK-012 therapy designed to treat tumors. The open-label trial is in Phase Ia/Ib and is taking place across multiple centers.


In total, Synthekine is estimated to enroll 135 patients with advanced solid tumors. The STK-012 treatment works by selectively stimulating antigen-activated T cells, which are linked to anti-tumor activity and may aid in the stimulation of natural killer cells.


In preclinical stages, a mouse trial showed greater tumor regression in the STK-012 group than in the control, and the mouse surrogate’s toxicity model demonstrated good tolerability. These trials also demonstrated the absence of capillary leak syndrome, which is common in other comparable treatments.


Further, the treatment averted lymphopenia, demonstrated tolerability, and avoided capillary leak syndrome in non-human primate trials.


Synthekine CEO Debanjan Ray said in an interview with clinical trials arena: “STK-012 is the first programme from our broad portfolio of biased cytokines to enter the clinic, and its rapid progress into clinical investigation further highlights our team’s tremendous ability to execute efficiently and move our pipeline forward.”


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