In order to obviate the use of chemotherapeutic agents for conditioning of patients undergoing BM/HSC transplantations, Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals developed a method of selective elimination of hematopoietic stem cells/hematopoietic progenitors (HSC/HP) in patients using highly specific CDX antibodies. CDX antibodies belong to a class of bi-specific antibodies that redirect patients’ own immune cells to eliminate HSC. In addition, CDX antibodies show promise in efficiently eliminating malignant cells belonging to a subset of leukemia. In sum, CDX antibodies have the potential to both eliminate malignant leukemic cells and increase the efficiency of conditioning while diminishing the side effects that accompany traditional methods of patient conditioning.
Discovery & Development
Bi-specific antibody (immunotherapy)
Patient conditioning for BM/HSC transplants and/or relapsed AML patients
CDX bi-specific antibodies