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Y-mAbs Announces Pipeline Update

Dec 16, 2020

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Y-mAbs”) (Nasdaq: YMAB) a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today announced that data for DANYELZA® (naxitamab-gqgk), omburtamab and nivatrotamab will be presented at the Company’s R&D event, which takes place virtually today at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Key opinion leaders, including Shakeel Modak, M.D., MRCP, Memorial Sloan Kettering (“MSK”), Jaume Mora, M.D., Ph.D., SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, and Brian H. Santich, Ph.D., MSK, will discuss the current treatment landscape and unmet medical needs for high-risk neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma and other solid tumors. Investors, analysts, members of the media and public may access the event via a live webcast.

Dr. Mora, who has experience treating frontline neuroblastoma patients with both DANYELZA and a competing anti-GD2 antibody, will present clinical data from both antibodies. Data from an investigator sponsored frontline study of DANYELZA comprised 73 patients with high-risk stage 4 neuroblastoma of which 55 patients were in their first complete remission (“CR”) and 18 patients were in their second CR. Patients in first CR showed an overall 74.3% event free survival (“EFS”) at 24 months and an overall survival (“OS”) of 91.6% at 24 months. Patients in second CR showed an overall 38.5% EFS at 24 months and an OS of 88.1% at 24 months.

In osteosarcoma, the Company will present an update on its ongoing Phase 2 study, which started more than 4 years ago at MSK and has now been approved for recruitment at two other U.S. sites. A total of 33 patients have received DANYELZA. At 30 months of follow-up the EFS was in excess of 50%.

The company will also reconfirm its plan to resubmit its omburtamab BLA for the treatment of pediatric patients with CNS/leptomeningeal metastasis from neuroblastoma to the FDA in the beginning of 2021. Preliminary Overall Survival (“OS”) data for the Company’s multicenter Study 101 for the first 18 months appears supportive of the conclusion from an earlier Study 03-133 at MSK on survival improvement for these patients, with 75% of patients surviving after 18 months. Additionally, the preliminary propensity score analysis of Study 03-133 compared to external control subjects, shows a significant difference in three years overall survival (p<0.001). Finally, an independent radiographic evaluation of the tumor responses in Study 101, shows that for ten evaluable patients with measureable disease, a total of 40% of the patients responded to omburtamab, 20% with complete response (“CR”) and 20% with partial response (“PR”), and another five patients had stable disease (“SD”). All nine patients with response or SD maintained these at six months follow up.

The Company will also present a status on Study 18-034, covering the first six cohorts of the study, where patients have received up to 8 μg/kg per dose. A total of ten patients were enrolled in the study. In this initial part of the study, no CRs or PRs were achieved, but the Company is preparing for the Phase 2 studies, including a separate multicenter study in small cell lung cancer. Future protocols will be amended to subcutaneous administration, more frequent dose exposure and, in addition, the premedication regime will be altered with the objective of being able to further increase doses of nivatrotamab.

“I am delighted and excited to welcome this excellent group of key opinion leaders to our R&D event. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the clinical experience of DANYELZA, omburtamab and nivatrotamab, also noting that SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, a major pediatric center located in Barcelona, Spain, has produced promising frontline DANYELZA data,” said Thomas Gad, founder, Chairman and President.

Dr. Claus Moller, Chief Executive Officer further notes, “We are excited to share this broad update on our pipeline and believe this to be class leading clinical results. The tumor response data for omburtamab paves the way for the resubmission of the BLA in early 2021.”

Researchers at MSK developed DANYELZA, omburtamab and nivatrotamab, which are exclusively licensed by MSK to Y-mAbs. As a result of this licensing arrangement, MSK has institutional financial interests related to the compounds and Y-mAbs.

About DANYELZA® (naxitamab-gqgk)

DANYELZA is indicated, in combination with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (“GM-CSF”), for the treatment of pediatric patients 1 year of age and older and adult patients with relapsed or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma in the bone or bone marrow who have demonstrated a partial response, minor response, or stable disease to prior therapy. This indication was approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate and duration of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefits in a confirmatory trial. DANYELZA includes a Boxed Warning for serious infusion-related reactions, such as cardiac arrest, anaphylaxis, hypotension, bronchospasm and stridor and neurotoxicity, such as severe neuropathic pain, transverse myelitis and reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome. See full Prescribing Information for complete Boxed Warning and other important safety information.

About Y-mAbs

Y-mAbs is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company has a broad and advanced product pipeline, including one FDA approved product, DANYELZA, which targets tumors that express GD2, and one pivotal-stage product candidate, omburtamab, which targets tumors that express B7-H3.

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