The first results of the Biotech Co.s lymphoma program are impressive

The first results of the Biotech Co.s lymphoma program are impressive

These data will be presented at the European Hematology Association’s 2022 annual meeting on June 11, a report by ROTH Capital Partners noted.

New data on CAR-T CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc. (CRSP: NASDAQ), CTX130, shows efficacy at higher doses in patients with relapsed / refractory CD70-positive T-cell lymphoma, reported Tony Butler, analyst at ROTH Capital Partners May 12 research note. CRISPR develops gene-based medicines.

“We are struck by the initial data of CTX130,” wrote Butler, an anti-CD70, allogeneic, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.

These dose escalation data are available in the abstract for an oral presentation to take place at the 2022 European Hematology Association (EHA) scheduled for 11 June. The talk is titled “The COBALTLYM Study of CTX130: A Phase 1 Dose Augmentation Study of CD70-CRISPR-Cas9-Engineered CAR-T allogeneic targeted CAR-T cells in patients with relapsed / refractory T-cell neoplasms (R / R) “.

Notably in the COBALTLYM study so far, the highest doses of CTX130, 300 million and 900 million cells, demonstrated a complete response (CR) rate of 29% and a disease control rate of 100% The lowest doses were 30 million and 100 million cells. The overall response rate (ORR) was found to be 71% and the disease control rate was 100%.

Jallah pointed out that these results are better than those of the drugs approved in this indication over the past 15 years: Pralatrexate, Romidepsin and Belinostat. Their associated CRs are 11%, 15%, and 11%, respectively, and their ORRs, 29%, 25%, and 26%, respectively.

CRISPR Therapeutics’ CTX130 also showed an acceptable safety profile.

“We are interested in what CRISPR Therapeutics is presenting at the EHA meeting,” wrote Butler. “If data with longer follow-up are available, possible insight into response over time and median progression-free survival will be important.”

ROTH has a Buy rating and a target price of $ 147 per share on biotech, the current share price of which is approximately $ 43.67.

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Disclosure for Roth Capital Partners, CRISPR Therapeutics PLC, May 12, 2022

A related person owns debt or stock of CRISPR Therapeutics PLC.
ROTH trades in shares of CRISPR Therapeutics PLC and, as such, buys and sells from customers primarily.
A research analyst and / or a member of the analyst’s family owns debt securities or shares of CRISPR Therapeutics PLC stock.

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