New IO Progress For Korea's NeoImmuneTech, GI Innovation
Mono, Combo Promise For Novel Assets
While Chinese bioventures continue to surge ahead in immuno-oncology R&D, NeoImmuneTech says its long-acting human IL-7 in combination with pembrolizumab shows Phase IIa clinical efficacy in gastrointestinal tumors. Another Korean firm, GI Innovation, says its bispecific fusion protein/pembrolizumab combo shows synergistic effects in solid tumors at Phase I/II.
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