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TD2 Selected to Conduct IO Preclinical Program for Atossa Genetics

Seattle, WA / July 17, 2018

SEATTLE, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atossa Genetics Inc. (ATOS) (“Atossa” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, today announced that it is advancing its intraductal microcatheter immunotherapy program with pre-clinical studies being conducted by Translational Drug Development, LLC (“TD2”). The purpose of the initial study is to develop and validate preclinical methods of using Atossa’s proprietary intraductal microcatheter technology to administer immunotherapy to the site of tumor initiation.  

“While there has been recent success treating blood cancers with chimeric antigen receptor therapy (or, CAR-T), there has not been much success using CAR-T to treat solid tumors like breast cancer,” commented Steve Quay, Ph.D., MD, President and CEO of Atossa. “We are, however, encouraged by a recent case study reported June 4, 2018 in Nature Medicine (N. Zacharakis, et al.), in which a patient with metastatic breast cancer who was not responding to chemotherapy had complete tumor regression 22 months after being treated with an intravenous infusion of eighty billion T-cells and interleukin. We believe our proprietary intraductal microcatheter technology may provide a unique and more efficacious and cost-effective treatment method by delivering a significantly smaller number of T-cells directly to the site of the cancer prior to metastasis, rather than through the blood stream, where they are diluted into the entire body. These studies are the first of several steps to develop our intraductal microcatheter technology to treat breast cancer with cell-based immunotherapy, such as CAR-T. These pre-clinical studies will form the basis for the design of human studies, with the ultimate goal of treating breast cancer by administering an immunotherapy with our proprietary microcatheter technology,” added Dr. Quay.  

The studies are being conducted for Atossa by Translational Drug Development, LLC, which is an oncology development organization that provides innovative services and is uniquely positioned to support improved and accelerated development of medicines for life-threatening oncology diseases.

Source: Atossa Genetics Inc.

For more information, please contact
Atossa Genetics
Kyle Guse/CFO and General Counsel
866-893-4927
About Translational Drug Development (TD2)

TD2 is an oncology development organization that provides innovative services for oncology-focused companies. Using a dedicated team of professionals with broad experience and understanding in drug development, TD2 is uniquely positioned to support improved and accelerated development of medicines for life-threatening oncology diseases. TD2 applies rigorous and high-throughput translational preclinical development, combined with regulatory affairs expertise, to customize clinical trial design and execution. TD2’s suite of capabilities encourages the timely selection of patient populations who are most likely to benefit from a new agent, and the rapid identification of clinically significant endpoints. TD2 is committed to reducing the risks and uncertainty inherent in the drug development process and to the acceleration of patient access to promising treatments. For more information, visit www.TD2inc.com.

About Atossa Genetics

Atossa Genetics Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions. For more information, please visit www.atossagenetics.com.

Contact
Kyle Guse/CFO and General Counsel
866-893-4927
About Atossa Genetics

Atossa Genetics Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions. For more information, please visit www.atossagenetics.com.

Contact
Kyle Guse/CFO and General Counsel
866-893-4927
About TD2

TD2 is an oncology development organization that provides innovative services for oncology-focused companies. Using a dedicated team of professionals with broad experience and understanding in drug development, TD2 is uniquely positioned to support improved and accelerated development of medicines for life-threatening oncology diseases. TD2 applies rigorous and high-throughput translational preclinical development, combined with regulatory affairs expertise, to customize clinical trial design and execution. TD2’s suite of capabilities encourages the timely selection of patient populations who are most likely to benefit from a new agent, and the rapid identification of clinically significant endpoints. TD2 is committed to reducing the risks and uncertainty inherent in the drug development process and to the acceleration of patient access to promising treatments. For more information, visit www.TD2inc.com.

Contact
Tara Franks
602-358-8322
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