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Nordic Nanovector: Additional preclinical studies with CD37-targeting radioimmunotherapies for B-cell malignancies presented at ASH

Oslo, Norway, 4 December 2018

Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) notes that two new poster presentations from preclinical studies with CD37-targeting radioimmunotherapies were made at the 60th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition (1-4 December 2018 in San Diego, CA, USA). These posters were presented in addition to the results of the Phase 1/2 trial of Betalutin® (177Lu-satetraxetan-lilotomab) in patients with relapsed/refractory indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – see separate announcement.

The posters are as follows:

Abstract 4422

Abstract title:

Targeted Alpha Therapy with 212Pb-NNV-003 for the Treatment of CD37 Positive B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)


A. Saidi et al.

This poster describes results from a research collaboration to develop a novel CD37-targeting alpha therapy for B-cell malignancies and the results noted in the abstract were previously announced on 1 November 2018. The research collaboration was established in June 2015 with Orano Med (formerly known as AREVA Med) to develop and investigate a next-generation targeted alpha therapy, comprising Nordic Nanovector’s chimeric anti-CD37 antibody (NNV003) and lead-212 (212Pb), for the treatment of B-cell malignancies.

The preclinical studies investigated the dose-dependent efficacy and tolerability of 212Pb-NNV003 in human cell and mouse models of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and Burkitt’s lymphoma (a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, NHL). In the studies, 212Pb-NNV003 was found to be well tolerated and led to a 90-100% survival rate in mouse models of CLL and NHL.

Abstract 1371

Abstract title:

Cell Cycle Kinase Inhibitors Potentiate the Effect of 177lu-Lilotomab Satetraxetan in Treatment of Aggressive Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Cell Lines


G.E. Rødland et al.

The poster describes results from a preclinical study aimed at identifying possible drug combinations involving Betalutin® in two aggressive, radioimmunotherapy-resistant diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) cell lines. The study identified cell cycle kinase inhibitors as promising partners for combination treatment of aggressive DLBCL with Betalutin®, warranting further exploration in preclinical models.

Both abstracts are available at and the posters have been published on the Nordic Nanovector website –

About ASH

The ASH annual meeting is the premier event for scientific exchange in the field of haematology, attracting more than 20,000 attendees from all over the world. Typically, more than 5,000 scientific abstracts are submitted each year, and more than 3,000 abstracts are accepted for oral and poster presentations through an extensive peer review process.

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About Nordic Nanovector

Nordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers. Nordic Nanovector’s lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting antibody-radionuclide-conjugate designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 28.7 billion by 2026. Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets. Further information can be found at

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