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Instil Bio Announces Poster Presentations of the CoStAR Platform at the 2022 Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting

DALLAS, November 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Instill Bio, Inc. (“Instil”) (NASDAQ: TIL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, or TIL, therapies for the treatment of cancer patients, today announced the presentation of posters of preclinical data and ongoing trials. progress of the ongoing ITIL-306 Phase 1 clinical trial using the CoStimulatory Antigen Receptor (CoStAR) platform at 37e Annual meeting of the Cancer Immunotherapy Society (SITC), which will be held from November 8-12, 2022.

Preclinical data demonstrating CoStAR activity in physiologically relevant ranges of FRα expression and TCR affinity are presented in Poster 282. These data demonstrated that CoStAR amplified T cell responses at all expression levels of FRα as long as FRα was expressed, supporting the clinical exploration of ITIL-306 in multiple types of solid tumors with a variety of levels of expression of FRα. Moreover, cells expressing CoStAR do not respond to FRα in the absence of TCR stimulation, highlighting the expected safety profile of the CoStAR platform. Currently, ITIL-306 is being evaluated in a first-in-man dose-escalation Phase 1 clinical study for the treatment of refractory solid tumors with the first patient dosed in October 2022.

The company also features an ongoing trial poster summarizing the design of the ongoing ITIL-306 Phase 1 study (Poster 776). ITIL-306-201 is a Phase 1 multicenter, single-arm, dose escalation and expansion study evaluating the safety and feasibility of ITIL-306 in adult female patients with epithelial cancer of the advanced ovarian (ECC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that has relapsed or is refractory to ≥ 1 prior line of systemic therapy. It is important to note that the phase 1 study of ITIL-306 presents a treatment regimen without high-dose interleukin-2.

The details of the poster presentations are as follows:

Title: CoStimulatory Antigen Receptor (CoStAR) anti-folate alpha (FRα) receptor enhances T-cell function within physiologically relevant ranges of FRα expression and T-cell receptor (TCR) affinities
Authors: Martina Sykorov, Michelle Mojadi, Leyuan Bao, Eric GschwengMilena Kalaitsidou, Gray Kueberuwa, Xingliang (Tim) ZhouRuben Alvarez-Rodriguez, John S. BridgemanPoster/Abstract Number: 282

Title: ITIL-306-201: First-in-Human Multicenter Phase 1a/1b Study of ITIL-306, an Autologous Tumour-Infiltrating Cell Therapy (TIL) Product, in Adults With Advanced Solid Tumors
Authors: Neighborhood Jeffrey, Armin Gobadi, John B. Liao, Adam Schönfeld, Scott S. Tykodi, Yizhou Jiang, John Le Gall, Ruben Alvarez-Rodriguez, Marika Sherman, Tiffany Singson, Jeff McLeroyPoster/Abstract Number: 776

The posters are available in the publications section of the Instill Organic website:

About Instill Organic
Instill Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: TIL) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing TIL therapies for the treatment of cancer patients. The company has assembled an accomplished management team with a successful track record in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of cell therapies. Using the company’s proprietary, optimized and scalable manufacturing processes at its in-house manufacturing facilities, Instil is advancing its lead TIL product candidate, ITIL-168, for the treatment of advanced melanoma and other solid tumors, as well as ITIL -306, a next-generation, genetically engineered TIL therapy for multiple solid tumors. For more information, visit and LinkedIn.

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