CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–Be Biopharma, Inc. (“Be Bio”), a company pioneering the discovery and development of Engineered B Cell Medicines (BCMs) today announced that it will present new preclinical data in an oral presentation at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) taking place December 9-12, 2023, in San Diego, California. The research will describe the development of an ex vivo precision-engineered B Cell Medicine (BCM) that produces active and sustained levels of factor IX (FIX). The abstract is now available online in a special issue of the ASH official journal, Blood.
“We look forward to presenting our research at the ASH annual meeting, the pre-eminent global congress for scientific exchange in hematology,” said Dr. Rick Morgan, Chief Scientific Oﬃcer, Be Bio. “Our team of dedicated researchers is inspired by the potential of this bold new class of medicines.”
Details of the oral presentation are as follows:
Title: Development of an Ex Vivo Precision Gene Engineered B Cell Medicine That Produces Active and Sustained Levels of FIX for the Treatment of Hemophilia B
Session Name: 703 Cellular Immunotherapies: Basic and Translational: Novel Approaches for Next Generation Cellular Immunotherapies
Session Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023
Presentation Time: 9:30 AM PST
Room: San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
Publication Number: 463
About Engineered B Cell Medicines – A New Class of Cellular Medicines
Imagine what could “Be?” In nature, a single B cell engrafts in the bone marrow and can produce thousands of proteins per second at constant levels over decades. B cells are nature’s exquisite medicine factories, manufacturing proteins to fight disease and maintain health. Unleashing the power of B cells is driving a new class of cellular medicines – Engineered B Cell Medicines (BCMs). BCMs have the potential to be durable, allogeneic, redosable and administered without toxic conditioning. The promise of BCMs could transform therapeutic biologics with broad application — across protein classes, patient populations and therapeutic areas.
About Be Biopharma
Be Biopharma (“Be Bio”) is pioneering Engineered B Cell Medicines (BCMs) to dramatically improve the lives of patients who are living with cancer, rare diseases and other serious conditions. With eyes locked on the patient, our team of purpose-driven scientists, technologists, manufacturing experts and business builders collaborate to create a bold new class of cell therapies. Be Bio was founded in October 2020 by Longwood Fund and B cell engineering pioneers David Rawlings, M.D., and Richard James, Ph.D., from Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Be Bio is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, RA Capital Management, Alta Partners, Longwood Fund, Bristol Myers Squibb, Takeda Ventures, Seattle Children’s Research Institute and others. Since our founding, Be Bio’s investors have committed over $180 million to enable the Company to re-imagine medicine based on the power of B cell therapy. For more information, please visit us at Be.Bio and our LinkedIn page.