Research & Development
Immunome Antibody Cocktail Neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant in Pre-clinical Testing
20 July 2021 - - US-based biopharmaceutical company Immunome, Inc's (NASDAQ: IMNM) three-antibody cocktail (IMM-BCP-01) has demonstrated potent neutralizing activity against the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant in pre-clinical pseudovirus testing, the company said.

Furthermore, IMM-BCP-01 showed in-vitro activity via non-neutralizing mechanisms, such as complement fixation, which Immunome expects will enable viral clearance.

Immunome was awarded a USD17.6 m technology award from the US Department of Defense's Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND), in collaboration with the Defense Health Agency, to support Immunome's COVID program.

Given the near-term potential for a resurgence of COVID-19 infections driven by emerging variants, Immunome intends to explore opportunities to expedite the development of this potential therapeutic. The company plans to submit an IND application with the US Food and Drug Administration this quarter.

Immunome is a biopharmaceutical company that utilizes its proprietary human memory B cell platform to discover and develop first-in-class antibody therapeutics that are designed to change the way diseases are treated.

The company's initial focus is on developing therapeutics to treat oncology and infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

Immunome's proprietary discovery engine identifies novel therapeutic antibodies and their targets by leveraging the highly educated components of the immune system, memory B cells, from patients whose bodies have learned to fight off their disease.


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