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PPF expands its investment in the healthcare sector through acquisition of significant stake in T cell therapy company Autolus Therapeutics

  • Investment provides 19.2% stake in Autolus
  • Autolus is PPF’s second largest investment in the healthcare sector, after PPF’s majority-owned biotechnology company SOTIO

PPF today announces the acquisition of a 19.2% stake in Autolus Therapeutics plc, a leader in next-generation T cell programming technologies. The shares were acquired in the market through NASDAQ.

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SOTIO initiates first-in-human clinical trial with IL-15 superagonist SO-C101

SOTIO and Cytune Pharma, members of the PPF Group, announce today the first dosing of cancer patients with SO-C101, a superagonist fusion protein of interleukin IL-15. The phase I/Ib study (SC103) will evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of SO-C101 in patients with selected advanced/metastatic solid tumors.

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SOTIO Receives Positive VHP Decision for SC103, a First-in-Human Clinical Trial in Patients with Advanced/Metastatic Solid Tumors

SOTIO, a biotechnology company belonging to the PPF Group, announces today that it received a positive decision further to the EU Voluntary Harmonisation Procedure (VHP) for the review of clinical trial application for the first-in-human clinical trial, study SC103, with its lead oncology asset SO-C101, a human fusion protein of IL-15 and the high-affinity binding domain of IL-15Rα. Study SC103 is a phase I/Ib study to evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of SO-C101 in patients with selected advanced/metastatic solid tumors. SOTIO expects to initiate the trial as soon as the concerned national (France and Spain) regulatory agencies and ethics committee approvals are granted. Enrolment of the first patient is planned in May 2019.

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