CERo Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Publication of Preclinical Research Supporting the Use of Its Clinical Candidate CER-1236 to Treat AML Patients

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Cero Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ:CERO) an innovative immunotherapy company seeking to advance the next generation of engineered T cell therapeutics that employ phagocytic mechanisms today announced the publication in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, a paper titled “Therapeutic Targeting of TIM-4-L With Engineered T Cells for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” The paper details preclinical studies by CERo analyzing its lead clinical candidate CER-1236 in targeting Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) tumor cells from human patients, and the candidate’s killing effects on these tumor cells. The results in the paper found that the target for CER-1236 is found in the large majority (83%) of leukemic cells extracted from the bone marrow from patients, and that more importantly CER-1236 effectively eliminated leukemic cells in the company’s experiments. Finally, the target for CER-1236 was found by CERo to be highly expressed and detectable across common AML genetic classification subtypes, including patient samples with adverse risk mutations in TP53, ASXL1 and RUNX1.

“This new publication provides support for our plans to test CER-1236 in AML patients in our planned Phase I clinical trial, and moreover extends the scientific data we have produced showing the target for CER-1236 is present on tumor cells from diverse cancers, including ovarian, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and B cell malignancies,” said Daniel Corey M.D, Ph.D, CERo’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer.

“We’re very pleased with this publication in Clinical Cancer Research supporting our near term plans to advance CER-1236 into the clinic. As we have previously reported, CERo plans to file an Investigational New Drug (IND) application in the first half of 2024, and is targeting initial treatment of AML patients as well as B Cell lymphoma patients before the end of the year,” said Brian G Atwood, CERo’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.


About CERo Therapeutics, Inc.

CERo is an innovative immunotherapy company advancing the development of next generation engineered T cell therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Its proprietary approach to T cell engineering, which enables it to integrate certain desirable characteristics of both innate and adaptive immunity into a single therapeutic construct, is designed to engage the body’s full immune repertoire to achieve optimized cancer therapy. This novel cellular immunotherapy platform is expected to redirect patient-derived T cells to eliminate tumors by building in engulfment pathways that employ phagocytic mechanisms to destroy cancer cells, creating what CERo refers to as Chimeric Engulfment Receptor T cells (CER-T). CERo believes the differentiated activity of CER-T cells will afford them greater therapeutic application than currently approved chimeric antigen receptor (CAR-T) cell therapy, as the use of CER-T may potentially span both hematological malignancies and solid tumors. CERo anticipates initiating clinical trials for its lead product candidate, CER-1236, in 2024 for hematological malignancies.



Brian Atwood
Chief Executive Officer
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