Thoughts on the Expansion of Arcellx and Gilead Partnership; Gilead to Expand Scope of CART-ddBCMA to Lymphomas and Exercise Option to ACLX-001

On Wednesday, November 15, Arcellx and Gilead announced (press release) an expansion of their existing partnership, whereby Gilead includes lymphomas in the scope of the collaboration for CART-ddBCMA (BCMA CAR-T) and exercises its option to license ACLX-001 (universal ARC-T cell + BCMA-targeting SparX protein) in MM. Additionally, on Monday, November 13, Arcellx released its Q3 2023 business updates (press release) highlighting the presentation of promising clinical data from CART-ddBCMA’s Ph1 trial in ≥4L MM at ASH 2023. Below, Celltelligence provides insights on the potential of using a BCMA CAR-T in lymphomas, while discussing CART-ddBCMA’s excellent profile in MM and ACLX-001’s main characteristics and competitive advantages.

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