ATIR™ is a cell-based medicinal product enabling stem cell transplantations using partially mismatched (haploidentical) family members as donors for patients suffering from blood cancer who do not have a standard of care stem cell donor available. An HSCT is the only potentially curative treatment for many patients but a matching donor is available for only half of the patients in need. ATIR™ thus has the potential to address this unmet need and to make the HSCT available for all patients worldwide.
Those T-cells in a haploidentical graft which would cause life-threatening GvHD are selectively eliminated using proprietary technology to produce ATIR™. ATIR™ is administered as an adjunctive treatment after a haploidentical HSCT facilitating early immune reconstitution without causing life-threatening (acute) GvHD.
ATIR™ is currently in Phase II clinical development and has been granted Orphan Drug Designation both in the EU and the USA. Together, both regions represent a combined primary market potential of more than EUR 1 billion per year.
About Kiadis PharmaKiadis Pharma B.V. is a private, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative and potentially life-saving therapies for patients with late stage blood cancers and related disorders, an area of significant unmet medical need. Kiadis Pharma's lead product is ATIR™, a cell-based product designed to enable stem cell transplantations from partially mismatched (haploidentical) family donors. ATIR™ is currently being studied in an international Phase II study. Kiadis Pharma recently obtained a GMP manufacturing license and GMP certificate for its Quality Control laboratory. Kiadis Pharma is supported by a strong group of leading international investors including LSP, Alta Partners, DFJ Esprit, Quest for Growth, MedSciences Capital and NOM. Kiadis Pharma is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Further information can be found at: http://www.kiadis.com Company Contact: Manfred Ruediger, CEO Kiadis Pharma Entrada 231-234 1096 EG AMSTERDAM The Netherlands Tel. +31-20-314-02-50 firstname.lastname@example.org Media and Investor Contact: Mary-Jane Elliott, Amber Bielecka, Lindsey Neville Consilium Strategic Communications Tel: +44-(0)207-920-2354 email@example.com SOURCE Kiadis Pharma