J&J Quickly Advances BCMA-Targeting CAR-T As JNJ-4528 Shows 100% Response
Phase Ib data at ASH look competitive with new pivotal trial results for Bristol/bluebird’s leading BCMA CAR-T bb2121. The Phase II portion of the CARTITUDE-1 study for JNJ-4528 is fully enrolled.
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GSK’s antibody-drug conjugate may reach the market first, but CAR-T therapies from Bristol/bluebird and Janssen/Legend are close behind, and all three big pharmas have programs in earlier-stage disease.
The gap between potential approvals for Bristol’s ide-cel and Janssen’s JNJ-4528 has narrowed as both CAR-T therapies show high response rates in multiple myeloma – and as bispecific antibodies, including Janssen’s teclistamab, edge into the space.