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MARTINSRIED / MUNICH, Germany, May 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) today announced the publication of three MorphoSys abstracts which were submitted to the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting to take place from May 29 to June 2 in Chicago, Illinois. The abstracts include pre-clinical and first clinical data on the Company's proprietary drug candidate MOR202 from a Phase 1/2a study in patients with multiple myeloma and updated clinical data for the MOR208 program.
"We are delighted to publish a substantial package of clinical and preclinical data at the preeminent conference on clinical oncology. The data set provides additional insight into the progress of our lead cancer compounds MOR208 and MOR202," commented Dr. Arndt Schottelius, Chief Development Officer of MorphoSys AG. "For MOR202, we are in particular looking forward to presenting not only safety data but also first efficacy data from the Phase 1/2a study in multiple myeloma."
List of abstracts:
The poster presentation will include the in the abstract described safety results and additional first efficacy results. The poster presentation will take place on Sunday, May 31, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT, as part of the Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders track.
The poster presentation will take place on Sunday, May 31, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT, as part of the Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders track.
The oral presentation will take place Monday, Jun 1, 9:45 AM - 9:57 AM CDT, as part of the Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Disorders track.
Additionally, MorphoSys's partners will present data for several HuCAL antibodies, which are currently in clinical development:
Final results of phase 1b of tarextumab (TRXT, OMP-59R5, anti-Notch2/3) in combination with etoposide and platinum (EP) in patients (pts) with untreated extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ED-SCLC).
The full abstracts can be accessed online athttp://abstracts.asco.org/.
MorphoSys developed HuCAL, the most successful antibody library technology in the pharmaceutical industry. By successfully applying this and other patented technologies, MorphoSys has become a leader in the field of therapeutic antibodies, one of the fastest-growing drug classes in human healthcare.
Together with its pharmaceutical partners, MorphoSys has built a therapeutic pipeline of more than 90 human antibody drug candidates for the treatment of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease, to name just a few. With its ongoing commitment to new antibody technology and drug development, MorphoSys is focused on making the healthcare products of tomorrow. MorphoSys is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol MOR. For regular updates about MorphoSys, visit http://www.morphosys.com
HuCAL®, HuCAL GOLD®, HuCAL PLATINUM®, CysDisplay®, RapMAT®, arYla® and Ylanthia® and 100 billion high potentials® are registered trademarks of MorphoSys AG.
Slonomics® is a registered trademark of Sloning BioTechnology GmbH, a subsidiary of MorphoSys AG.
This communication contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the MorphoSys group of companies. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgment of MorphoSys as of the date of this release and involve risks and uncertainties. Should actual conditions differ from the Company's assumptions, actual results and actions may differ from those anticipated. MorphoSys does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements as far as the wording of the relevant press release is concerned.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Claudia Gutjahr-Löser
Head of Corporate Communications & IR
Associate Director Corporate Communications & IR
Manager Corporate Communications & IR
Manager Corporate Communications & IR
Tel: +49 (0) 89 / 899 27-404
Media Release http://hugin.info/130295/R/1921618/688764.pdf