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XNK Therapeutics receives US orphan drug status

The status was received for NK cell-based immunotherapy in multiple myeloma

XNK Therapeutics has received Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its leading investigational drug candidate in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM).


Receiving ODD status from the FDA for the treatment of multiple myeloma is a critical next step for the development of XNK’s leading investigational drug candidate. XNK has already received ODD status in the EU.

“Obtaining an ODD by the FDA is a significant milestone for XNK and our goal of taking the present drug candidate to the next level,” said Johan Liwing, CEO, XNK Therapeutics. “This is the starting point for us to expand clinical development into the most important market globally for cancer treatment.”

XNK has already completed its first-in-human Phase I/II clinical trial (ACP-001) in multiple myeloma at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, showing a very good safety profile, and promising efficacy data. The company is continuing the clinical development in multiple myeloma in Europe and plans to initiate a Phase II clinical trial in the near future.



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