Cytovia Therapeutics aims to accelerate patient access to transformational cell therapies and immunotherapies, addressing several of the most challenging unmet medical needs in cancer.
Cytovia focuses on harnessing the innate immune system by developing complementary and disruptive Flex-NK™ bispecific antibody and iPSC-derived, TALEN® gene-edited NK-cell platforms. FLEX-NK™ bispecific antibodies are built on a quadrivalent multifunctional antibody platform designed to engage natural killer cells by targeting NKp46 using Cytovia's proprietary Flex-NK™ technology. The company is also developing three types of iPSC-derived NK (or iNK) cells: unedited iNK cells, TALEN® gene-edited iNK cells with improved function and persistence, and TALEN® gene-edited iNK cells with chimeric antigen receptors (CAR-iNKs) to improve tumor-specific targeting.
These two technology platforms are being used to develop treatment of patients with solid tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and glioblastoma as well as hematological malignancies such as relapsed multiple myeloma. Clinical studies are expected to initiate in 2023.
Our R&D Center of Excellence, located in Natick, Massachusetts, is designed for pre-clinical discovery and development including NK cell biology, gene-editing, antibody and CAR development, and iNK/CAR-iNK manufacturing process development.
Cytovia’s R&D laboratories are augmented by scientific partnerships with Cellectis, CytoImmune, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, INSERM, the New York Stem Cell Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
Cytovia has licensed its GPC3 product portfolio to CytoLynx Therapeutics for development and commercialization in Greater China.