Harpoon Therapeutics to Present Updated Interim Clinical Data for TriTAC® HPN424 at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting

Management to host webcast and conference call to provide a pipeline update at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on June 4, 2021

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HARP), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a novel class of T cell engagers, announced today that updated interim Phase 1 data for HPN424 for prostate cancer will be presented at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting beginning on June 4,2021. The poster presentation will show interim data for HPN424 from its ongoing dose escalation Phase 1/2a clinical trial in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and will be highlighted in a poster discussion session. HPN424 targets prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and is based on Harpoon’s proprietary Tri-specific T cell Activating Construct (TriTAC®) platform designed to recruit a patient’s own immune cells to target and kill tumor cells.

Full details of the presentation are as follows:

Abstract/Poster Title: Results of an ongoing phase 1/2a dose escalation study of HPN424, a tri-specific half-life extended PSMA-targeting T cell engager, in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)
First Author: Johann S. De Bono, M.D., Ph.D.
Session: Genitourinary Cancer – Prostate, Testicular, and Penile
Date and Time: June 4, available on demand beginning at 9 a.m. ET
Abstract Number: 5013
Location: ASCO Meeting Library at https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/session/13632   

A copy of the presentation will be available on the company’s website at https://ir.harpoontx.com/events-and-presentations.

Conference Call and Webcast

Harpoon’s management will host a webcast and conference call at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Friday, June 4, 2021 to review the data and provide an update on other pipeline programs. The live call may be accessed by dialing 866-951-6894 for domestic callers or 409-216-0624 for international callers and using conference ID # 2657278.

A live webcast of the call will be available from the Events and Presentations section of the company’s website at https://ir.harpoontx.com/events-and-presentations and will be archived there shortly after the live event.

About the Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial for HPN424

This Phase 1/2a trial is a multicenter, open-label study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and activity of HPN424 in patients with mCRPC who are progressing. The trial is titled, “Study of HPN424 in Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer.” For additional information about the trial, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov using the identifier NCT03577028.

The initial phase of the trial is a dose escalation phase, with the goal of determining a recommended dose for the expansion phase of the trial. HPN424 is being administered to patients once weekly by intravenous infusion. The primary outcome measures are an assessment of safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and determination of a dose for the expansion phase of the trial. Secondary endpoints include overall response rate, progression free and overall survival, and duration of response. The expansion portion of the trial will further evaluate the safety and activity of HPN424 in patients with mCRPC.

About Harpoon Therapeutics

Harpoon Therapeutics is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company developing a novel class of T cell engagers that harness the power of the body’s immune system to treat patients suffering from cancer and other diseases. T cell engagers are engineered proteins that direct a patient’s own T cells to kill target cells that express specific proteins, or antigens, carried by the target cells. Using its proprietary Tri-specific T cell Activating Construct (TriTAC®) platform, Harpoon is developing a pipeline of novel TriTACs initially focused on the treatment of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. HPN424 targets PSMA and is in a Phase 1/2a trial for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. HPN536 targets mesothelin and is in a Phase 1/2a trial for cancers expressing mesothelin, initially focused on ovarian and pancreatic cancers. HPN217 targets BCMA and is in a Phase 1/2 trial for relapsed, refractory multiple myeloma. HPN328 targets DLL3 and is in a Phase 1/2 trial for small cell lung cancer and other DLL3-associated tumors. Harpoon has also developed a proprietary ProTriTAC™ platform, which applies a prodrug concept to its TriTAC platform to create a therapeutic T cell engager that remains inactive until it reaches the tumor. For additional information about Harpoon Therapeutics, please visit www.harpoontx.com.

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Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc.
Georgia Erbez
Chief Financial Officer

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Robert H. Uhl
Managing Director