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May 16, 2018

Turnstone Biologics Announces U.S. FDA Acceptance of IND for Immunotherapy Targeting HPV Positive Cancers

NEW YORK & OTTAWA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2018–Turnstone Biologics today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for MG1-HPV for the treatment of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) positive solid tumors. Additionally, Turnstone today announced that it has entered into a clinical supply agreement with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (“Roche”) under which Roche will provide atezolizumab (Tecentriq ® ), its anti-PDL1 antibody, for use in combination with Turnstone’s Maraba virus immunotherapy platform, MG1.

Turnstone will investigate the safety and efficacy of MG1-HPV therapy in combination with atezolizumab across a range of HPV positive tumors in a Phase I/II clinical study expected to commence in the second quarter of 2018.

 

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