The FDA Clears NKX019’s IND in Lupus Nephritis; Nkarta Partners With Lupus Tx; Company Amends NKX019’s Trial in B-Cell Malignancies

On Tuesday, October 17, Nkarta held a conference call (webcast) highlighting the IND clearance from the FDA to evaluate NKX019 (CD19 CAR-NK) in refractory lupus nephritis (rLN) (press release) and providing clinical updates and anticipated milestones for its CAR-NK programs in hematologic malignancies. On the same day, Lupus Tx announced a partnership with Nkarta to support the early development of NKX019 in lupus (press release). Below, Celltelligence provides insights on the clinical advantages of the use of CAR-NKs in the autoimmune disease setting while discussing Nkarta’s amendments to the Ph1 trial evaluating NKX019 in B-cell malignancies.

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