BeiGene Announces Oral Presentation and Posters at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BEIJING, China, Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeiGene, Ltd. (NASDAQ:BGNE), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it will present data on its Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) inhibitor at the upcoming 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. ASH will take place December 9-12, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

Oral Presentation, Abstract #152

Title: Safety and Activity of the Highly Specific BTK Inhibitor BGB-3111 in Patients with Indolent and Aggressive Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Presenter: Constantine Tam, MD

Session: 623. Mantle Cell, Follicular, and Other Indolent B-Cell Lymphoma – Clinical Studies: Mantle Cell Lymphoma, New Therapies
Date & Time: 12:15pm EST, Saturday, December 9, 2017
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, A411-A412

Poster, Abstract #1745

Title: BGB-3111 in Combination with Obinutuzumab in Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Follicular Lymphoma

Presenter: Constantine Tam, MD

Session: 642. CLL: Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Poster I
Date & Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm EST, Saturday, December 9, 2017
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Hall A2

Poster, Abstract #4057

Title: Safety and Activity of the Highly Specific BTK Inhibitor BGB-3111 in Combination with the PD-1 Inhibitor BGB-A317 in Patients with B-Cell Lymphoid Malignancies

Presenter: Gavin Cull, MD

Session: 623. Mantle Cell, Follicular, and Other Indolent B-Cell Lymphoma – Clinical Studies: Poster III
Date & Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm EST, Monday, December 11, 2017
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Hall A2

About BGB-3111

BGB-3111 is a potent and highly selective investigational small molecule inhibitor of BTK. BGB-3111 has demonstrated higher selectivity against BTK than ibrutinib, a BTK inhibitor currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency, based on biochemical assays, higher exposure than ibrutinib based on their respective Phase 1 experience in separate studies, and sustained 24-hour BTK occupancy in both the peripheral blood and lymph node compartments.

About BGB-A317

BGB-A317 is an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody that belongs to a class of immuno-oncology agents known as immune checkpoint inhibitors. It is designed to bind to PD-1, a cell surface receptor that plays an important role in downregulating the immune system by preventing the activation of T-cells. BGB-A317 has high affinity and specificity for PD-1. It is differentiated from the currently approved PD-1 antibodies in an engineered Fc region, which is believed to minimize potentially negative interactions with other immune cells. BGB-A317 is being developed as a monotherapy and in combination with other therapies for the treatment of a broad array of both solid tumor and hematologic cancers. BeiGene and Celgene Corporation have a global strategic collaboration for BGB-A317 for solid tumors.   

About BeiGene

BeiGene is a global, commercial-stage, research-based biotechnology company focused on molecularly targeted and immuno-oncology cancer therapeutics. With a team of over 700 employees in China, the United States, and Australia, BeiGene is advancing a pipeline consisting of novel oral small molecules and monoclonal antibodies for cancer. BeiGene is also working to create combination solutions aimed to have both a meaningful and lasting impact on cancer patients. BeiGene markets ABRAXANE® (nanoparticle albumin–bound paclitaxel), REVLIMID® (lenalidomide), and VIDAZA® (azacitidine) in China under a license from Celgene Corporation.i

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws, including statements regarding the clinical data of BGB-3111 and BGB-A317. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including BeiGene's ability to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of its drug candidates; the clinical results for its drug candidates, which may not support further development; actions of regulatory agencies, which may affect the initiation, timing and progress of clinical trials; BeiGene's ability to achieve market acceptance in the medical community necessary for commercial success; BeiGene's ability to obtain and maintain protection of intellectual property for its technology and drugs; BeiGene's reliance on third parties to conduct preclinical studies and clinical trials and manufacturing; BeiGene’s limited operating history and BeiGene's ability to obtain additional funding for operations and to complete the development and commercialization of its drug candidates, as well as those risks more fully discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in BeiGene’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in BeiGene's subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and BeiGene undertakes no duty to update such information unless required by law.

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