LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INmune Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB) (the, “Company”), a clinical-stage immunology company focused on developing treatments that harness the patient’s innate immune system to fight disease, announced today that the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Pat. No. 10,758,567 B2, titled “IN VIVO PRIMING OF NATURAL KILLER CELLS,” which covers a method for treating cancer using INKmune™, a natural killer (NK) cell priming technology. The patent expires in 2036.
“We are excited to receive the first patent related to our INKmune program,” said Joshua Schoonover, Associate General Counsel of INmune Bio. “This patent covers a unique method of priming a patient’s own NK cells within the body to enhance NK cell-mediated tumor lysis, thereby treating cancer.”
INKmune co-inventor and INmune Bio’s Chief Executive Officer, RJ Tesi, M.D., added, “Natural killer cells are an important component of the immune system. INKmune enhances a patient’s own NK cells to more efficiently recognize and combat the proliferation of cancer. The issuance of this patent encourages further investments as we continue to develop INKmune in the clinic.”
INKmuneTM is a experimental biologic delivery system that allows for the delivery of essential priming signals to patients’ resting NK cells. INKmune is delivered by a simple IV infusion. Once in the patient’s system, INKmune comes in contact with resting NK cells. The interaction converts resting NK cells to “primed NK cells” (PiNKs) similar to an “on-off” switch. PiNKs then remain primed until they contact and kill cancer cells.
About INmune Bio, Inc.
INmune Bio, Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: INMB), clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments that target the innate immune system to fight disease. INmune Bio has two product platforms. The DN-TNF product platform utilizes dominant-negative technology to selectively neutralize soluble TNF, a key driver of innate immune dysfunction and mechanistic target of many diseases. DN-TNF is currently being developed for COVID-19 complications (Quellor™), cancer (INB03™), Alzheimer’s (XPro595), and NASH (LIVNate™). The Natural Killer Cell Priming Platform includes INKmune™ aimed at priming the patient’s NK cells to eliminate minimal residual disease in patients with cancer. INmune Bio’s product platforms utilize a precision medicine approach for the treatment of a wide variety of hematologic malignancies, solid tumors and chronic inflammation. To learn more, please visit www.inmunebio.com.
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