Arsenal Biosciences Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of AB-2100 in Development as a Treatment for Clear-cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Arsenal Biosciences, a clinical-stage programmable cell therapy company focused on engineering advanced CAR T-cell therapies for solid tumors, today announced that the first patient had been dosed with AB-2100 in a multi-center, open-label Phase 1/2 clinical trial for patients with clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). AB-2100 utilizes ArsenalBio’s CITE (CRISPR Integration of Transgenes by Electroporation) technology to engineer T cells to selectively target the tumor and overcome the suppressive tumor microenvironment.  These engineering features will potentially enable the patient’s immune system to destroy ccRCC cells without harming normal tissues. 

Alex Marson and Kole Roybal are the lead UCSF inventors.