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Item 8.01. Other Events
On November 19, 2020, Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc., (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing a clinical update on omburtamab for the treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (“DIPG”), presented at the Society for Neuro-Oncology (“SNO”) Virtual Annual Meeting held November 19 through November 21, 2020. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information furnished pursuant to Item 8.01 on this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any other filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated November 19, 2020 issued by Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc.|
|104||Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Y-MABS THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: November 19, 2020||By:||/s/ Thomas Gad|
|Founder, Chairman, President and Head of Business Development & Strategy|
Y-mAbs Announces Update on Omburtamab in DIPG
New York, NY, November 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Y-mAbs”) (Nasdaq: YMAB) a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, antibody-based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today announced a clinical update on omburtamab for the treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (“DIPG”). Data was presented at the Society for Neuro-Oncology (“SNO”) Virtual Annual Meeting held November 19 through November 21, 2020. The omburtamab data was presented by Dr. Evan Bander from Weill Cornell Medicine.
In a poster presentation, Dr. Bander presented infusion related data from the ongoing Phase 1 study in DIPG. The study showed the possibility of repeated convection enhanced delivery (“CED”) infusions into the pediatric brainstem. Past CED treatments did not negatively influence the procedural workflow, technical application of the targeted interface, accuracy of catheter placement or distribution capacity. In the study, seven patients underwent two or more sequential CED infusions.
“The potential to retreat DIPG patients with multiple doses of omburtamab is truly exciting. We are planning for a multicenter Phase 2 study in DIPG, and hope to utilize this new insight to optimize the outcome for DIPG patients, who represent a significant unmet medical need,” said Thomas Gad, founder, Chairman and President.
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (“MSK”) developed omburtamab, which is exclusively licensed by MSK to Y-mAbs. As a result of this licensing arrangement, MSK has institutional financial interests related to the compound and Y-mAbs.
Y-mAbs is a late-stage clinical 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 two pivotal-stage product candidates - naxitamab and omburtamab - which target tumors that express GD2 and B7-H3, respectively.
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|Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc.|
|230 Park Avenue, Suite 3350|
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