What You Should Know:
– Georgiamune, a privately held, clinical stage biotechnology company, and Verily, an Alphabet precision health technology company forms a strategic partnership to advance novel therapeutics for patients with cancer.
– Through this partnership, Verily and Georgimune will focus on identifying the patient population that could potentially benefit the most from Georgiamune’s GIM-122, a first-in-class dual-functioning antibody that has the potential to help patients with advanced solid tumors who have not responded to current treatments with a checkpoint inhibitor.
Integrating Clinical Trial Data and Longitudinal Real-World Data Sources
The two companies will also focus on driving more efficient clinical development by incorporating clinical trial data and longitudinal real-world data sources. The collaboration innovates how clinical trials are currently conducted by bringing together different data modalities to identify the patient populations most likely to benefit from Georgiamune’s novel therapy and by providing a more holistic analysis of how participants are responding to the therapy over time.
The partners will implement immune mapping with Verily’s Immune Profiler for GIM-122, a first-in-class dual-functioning antibody currently being evaluated for safety, tolerability, and antitumor activity in a first-in-human, phase 1/2 clinical trial in adults with checkpoint refractory or resistant advanced solid tumor malignancies. Georgiamune will utilize Immune Profiler to assess the pharmacodynamic effect of GIM-122 and interrogate the immune response of patients. As part of the partnership, the two companies will also aim to expand into other assets developed by Georgiamune in cancer and other therapeutic areas, including autoimmune diseases.
“Georgiamune is a cutting edge innovation company with groundbreaking scientific discoveries leading to first and best in class immune therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases,” said Georgiamune’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Samir N. Khleif. “Verily’s expertise in immune profiling, real-world data, and advanced analytics provide a comprehensive data profile to accelerate development of our novel drug candidate. This partnership will allow us to focus on identifying the patient population that could potentially benefit the most from our breakthrough discoveries.”