September 10, 2018

Innovent’s Anti-CD47 Antibody IBI188 Receives IND Approval in China

SUZHOU, China /PRNewswire/ — Innovent Biologics (Innovent), a world-class China-based biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes high quality drugs, today announced that its IND application for IBI188, a fully human anti-CD47 monoclonal antibody (mAb) drug candidate, has been approved by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA, formerly known as CFDA) for clinical trials. Innovent will launch several clinical trials based on this mAb drug to assess its safety and efficacy for multiple tumor types, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and ovarian cancer. This is the fourth IND approval the company has received this year, including anti-CTLA-4 mAb, anti-RANKL mAb, anti-OX40 mAb and anti-CD47 mAb.

As one of the key targets in the field of anti-tumor immunotherapy, CD47 is regarded by many experts to have the possibility of becoming the next “star” in the field of immuno-oncology following the ground-breaking success of PD1 / PD-L1 antibodies. The IND approval signals that Innovent’s discovery and development on CD47 has advanced IBI188 as a leading player for this target to enter into clinical development stage.

“Innovent, with a relentless focus on innovation and quality, has developed programs that are advancing into cutting edge drug development frontiers. We hope that through our efforts, we can advance the field of cancer treatment, provide better treatment options to increase patients’ survival rate and improve their quality of life,” said Michael Yu, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.

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