18 September 2017

Arix Bioscience plc notes positive clinical study announcements from Autolus Limited


LONDON, 18 September 2017: Arix Bioscience plc (LSE: ARIX) ("Arix Bioscience"), a global healthcare and life science company supporting medical innovation, is pleased to note two positive press releases today by Autolus Limited (“Autolus”), an Arix Bioscience Group Business, announcing clinical progress across its portfolio.

The first release today from Autolus announced the completion of the first-dose cohort of its Phase I/II study of AUTO2, its novel, dual-targeted Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) in patients with relapsed/refractory melanoma.

Autolus’ AUTO2 is a CAR-T cell therapy that targets both B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) and transmembrane activator and calcium modulator and cyclophilin ligand interactor (TACI). AUTO2 re-programmes the patient’s own T cells to minimize the risk of cancer cells escaping treatment. AUTO2 is the first example of Autolus’ approach to unlocking the curative potential of CAR-T cell therapies.

The second release today from Autolus announced initiation of both the AMELIA and ALEXANDER Phase I/II studies for AUTO3, its novel, dual-targeting, AUTO3 CAR T cell therapy, for paediatric Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL) and adult Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL).

Autolus’ AUTO3 seeks to overcome two limitations of current therapies by introducing dual targeting CARs and addressing checkpoint mediated inhibition.

“Cell therapy has the potential to advance cancer treatment substantially and the announcements today from Autolus are an important step in this campaign. CAR-T is a proven, new approach to cancer treatment and Autolus has the science and the team to substantially advance this field, with a differentiated technology. We are privileged to work with the company and our co-investors to help advance these goals.”

Joe Anderson

Chief Executive Officer of Arix Bioscience

For more information, please contact:


Arix Bioscience plc

Joe Anderson, CEO

+44 (0) 20 7290 1052


Matthew Cole, Communications Director

+44 (0) 20 7290 1065


Consilium Strategic Communications

Mary-Jane Elliott, Jessica Hodgson, Ivar Milligan

+44 (0)20 3709 5700



About Arix Bioscience plc

Arix Bioscience plc is a global healthcare and life science company supporting medical innovation. Headquartered in London and with an office in New York, Arix Bioscience sources, finances and builds world class healthcare and life science businesses addressing medical innovation at all stages of development. Operations are supported by privileged access to breakthrough academic science and strategic relationships with leading research accelerators and global pharmaceutical companies.

Arix Bioscience plc is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

For further information, please visit www.arixbioscience.com


About Autolus Limited

Autolus is a clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company, focused on the development and commercialisation of engineered T-cell immunotherapy products to combat cancer.  Utilising its advanced cell programming and manufacturing technologies, Autolus has a pipeline of products in development for the treatment of both haematological malignancies and solid tumours.  For further information please visit the Company’s website at: www.autolus.com

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