XNK Therapeutics’ patent for expansion of NK cells granted in Korea

12 november 2018

XNK Therapeutics AB (“XNK”) today announced that Korea has granted the company a patent for its process of expanding NK cells.

The patent covers XNK’s production methods for expansion and activation of a patient’s own NK cells, which are later given back to the patient to treat cancer. The patent is valid until 2030.

“We are happy to receive a patent in Korea for the way we produce the NK cells for our treatments. XNK works actively with patent applications and protection not only in the US and Europe, but also in a number of other major markets,” said Karin Mellström, CEO of XNK Therapeutics.

For more information, please contact:
Karin Mellström, CEO, XNK Therapeutics
E-mail: info@xnktherapeutics.com

About XNK Therapeutics AB
XNK Therapeutics is a clinical stage, immunotherapy company focusing its efforts on preventing and treating cancer by developing novel NK cell-based therapies. The company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of autologous NK cell-based products using its proprietary technology platform. The company’s platform technology and leading investigational drug candidate have ideal properties for targeting cancers, including settings where allogeneic cell products are not readily applicable. It is foreseen that the product will bring a critical component to tomorrow’s cancer treatment strategies. XNK Therapeutics is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. For more info, please visit xnktherapeutics.com.

About XNK Therapeutics’ technology platform
The platform has ideal properties to produce autologous NK cell-based drug candidates for targeting malignant diseases across a wide range of indications in mono- and combination therapy. It encompasses a unique closed manufacturing system for development of the NK cell-based products. The process includes a selective expansion and activation of NK cells from peripheral blood of patients with cancer. The product is produced in less than three weeks. It is delivered to the clinic upon need, where the product is thawed and infused into the patient without any further processing. The product has demonstrated an up to 10-year stability in liquid nitrogen.