MIRAMAR, Fla., May 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCW Biologics Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HCWB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel immunotherapies to lengthen healthspan by disrupting the link between chronic, low-grade inflammation and age-related diseases, announced today that Hing C. Wong, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of HCW Biologics, will give a corporate presentation on May 25, 2022 at the H.C. Wainwright Annual Global Life Sciences Conference.
Dr. Wong will provide an update of the Company’s clinical trial status, including the investigator-sponsored Phase 1 clinical trial that was recently initiated by the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, to evaluate HCW9218 in advanced solid tumors with progressive disease after prior chemotherapies. (See ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05322408.) He will also provide a corporate overview, highlighting the Company’s drug development strategy, pipeline, and what differentiates HCW Biologics’ immunotherapies from other approaches as an adjunct therapy to improve the anti-tumor activities and to lessen the side effects of existing standard-of-care cancer treatments. The presentation will be available on the HCW Biologics’ investor relations website beginning on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
About HCW Biologics:
HCW Biologics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel immunotherapies to lengthen healthspan by disrupting the link between chronic, low-grade inflammation, and age-related diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and autoimmune diseases. The Company has combined deep understanding of disease-related immunology with its expertise in advanced protein engineering to develop the TOBI™ (Tissue factOr-Based fusIon) discovery platform. The Company uses its TOBI™ discovery platform to generate designer, novel multi-functional fusion molecules with immunotherapeutic properties. The invention of HCW Biologics’ two lead molecules, HCW9218 and HCW9302, was made via the TOBI™ discovery platform. The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, has initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate HCW9218 in solid tumors that have progressed after prior chemotherapies. The FDA has also cleared HCW Biologics to initiate a Phase 1b clinical trial for HCW9218 in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. HCW9302 is currently undergoing IND-enabling studies for an autoimmune indication.
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