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VBL Therapeutics to Present New Data on Its MOSPD2 Bispecific Antibody Program for Solid Tumors in Late Breaking Research Session of the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting

May 18, 2020
New data provide proof-of-concept for VBL's proprietary MOSPD2 bi-specific antibodies, observing survival benefit and no evidence of toxicity in a model of metastatic human cervical cancer

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VBL Therapeutics (Nasdaq: VBLT) announced today that new data suggesting the potential of its proprietary bi-specific antibodies for immune-mediated targeting of solid tumors will be presented at the Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting II, to be held June 22–24, 2020. VBL's data show that MOSPD2 bi-specific antibodies induce T-cell activation and significantly extend the survival of mice carrying established metastatic cervical cancer, with no evidence of toxicity.

VBL's research has identified MOSPD2 as a protein involved in cell motility, whose expression is highly elevated in various solid tumors. The proprietary bi-specific antibodies developed by VBL have two separate arms – one arm binds to MOSPD2 on tumor cells and the second recruits host T-cells that attack the tumor. The new data to be presented at AACR highlight the potential of bi-specific mediated immuno-oncology investigational therapy for the treatment of various MOSPD2-expressing solid tumors.

Details for the AACR 2020 Virtual Meeting II presentations are as follows :

  1. Permanent Abstract Number: LB-086
    Title: CD3 MOSPD2 bi-specific antibody significantly prolongs survival in a model of metastatic human cervical cancer without any evidence of toxicity
    Authors: Yacov et al.
    Session Type: Poster Session
    Session Category:
    Immunology
    Session Title:
    Late-Breaking Research: Immunology 1

  2. Permanent Abstract Number: 5592
    Title: MOSPD2 a novel target for bi-specific antibody mediated solid tumor cells immune death
    Authors: Salem et al.
    Session Type: Poster Session
    Session Category:
    Immunology
    Session Title: Inflammation, Immunity, and Cancer / Modifiers of the Tumor Microenvironment 2

VBL's presentations will be available on the AACR e-poster website on June 22, 2020.

About VBL's VB-600 Platform
VBL is conducting two parallel drug development programs that are exploring the potential of MOSPD2 (motile sperm domain-containing protein 2), a protein that VBL has identified as a key regulator of cell motility, as a therapeutic target for inflammatory diseases and cancer. Our VB-600 platform comprises classical anti-MOSPD2 investigational monoclonal antibodies for inflammatory indications, as well as bi-specific antibody candidates for oncology.

About VBL
Vascular Biogenics Ltd., operating as VBL Therapeutics, is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class treatments for cancer. VBL’s lead oncology product candidate, ofranergene obadenovec (VB-111), is a first-in-class, targeted anti-cancer gene-therapy agent that is being developed to treat a wide range of solid tumors. It is conveniently administered as an IV infusion once every two months. It has been observed to be well-tolerated in >300 cancer patients and demonstrated activity signals in a VBL-sponsored “all comers” phase 1 trial as well as in three VBL-sponsored tumor-specific phase 2 studies. Ofranergene obadenovec is currently being studied in a VBL-sponsored phase 3 potential registration trial for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

Forward Looking Statements
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INVESTOR CONTACT:
Michael Rice
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
(646) 597-6979

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