CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pyxis Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYXS), a clinical stage company focused on developing next-generation therapeutics to target difficult-to-treat cancers, announced today that it has received clearance for its two Investigational New Drug (IND) applications from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate Phase 1 clinical trials. PYX-201, a novel antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) product candidate, will be investigated for the potential treatment of several solid tumors, including breast, head and neck, lung, and thyroid cancer. PYX-106, an immunotherapy product candidate, will be investigated for the potential treatment of solid tumors, including bladder, cholangio-carcinoma, colorectal, and kidney cancer.
- We are thrilled to receive two nearly simultaneous IND clearances from the FDA, representing a major moment as we transition to a clinical stage company demonstrating the operational prowess of our team, said Lara Sullivan, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Pyxis Oncology.
- Jay Feingold, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of Pyxis Oncology, added, "We are excited to advance multiple programs to the clinic.
- Both product candidates could potentially be applied to a broad range of tumors and address a significant need in the community.
- Pyxis Oncology, Inc. is a clinical stage company focused on defeating difficult-to-treat cancers.