AUSTIN, Texas & HAMILTON, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Triumvira Immunologics Inc. (Triumvira), a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing a novel platform for engineering T-cells to attack cancers, today announced the issuance of key claims in U.S. Patent No. 10435453 entitled “Trifunctional T cell-antigen coupler and methods and uses thereof.” The allowed composition-of-matter claims describe multiple structures used in TAC constructs providing broad protection of the company’s TAC platform.
Triumvira recently announced the clearance of it’s Investigational New Drug (IND) and Clinical Trial Applications (CTA) by U.S. and Canadian Health Authorities for its novel T cell therapy product TAC01-CD19 in patients with CD19-positive B-cell malignancies. The Phase 1/2 study (TACTIC-19, NCT03880279) is expected to be initiated in late 2019.
“Obtaining intellectual property protection of our TAC platform is a key milestone and confirms that TAC is a well-differentiated technology,” said Dr. Paul Lammers, Triumvira’s President and CEO. “Issuance of our composition of matter claims further strengthens our position as a company pioneering novel engineered T cell approaches as we are bringing this innovative treatment to patients.”