Fulgent Data at ASCO 2024 Highlights Antitumor Activity from Lead Therapeutic Oncology Candidate, FID-007, in Head and Neck Cancer

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EL MONTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fulgent Pharma, a subsidiary of Fulgent Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLGT) and a leading nanobiotechnology company specializing in innovative cancer therapeutics, today announced that Phase 1 clinical data on its lead therapeutic development candidate, FID-007, to treat Head and Neck cancer, was presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on June 2, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.

Of eleven head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) evaluable patients with weekly dose levels from 15 mg/m2 to 160 mg/m2, five (45%) had a partial response and three (27%) had stable disease by RECIST. Three out of five HNSCC patients with PR had previously been treated with taxane. The duration of follow-up (months), median (range) is 4.0 (1.0 – 15.0). No high-grade neuropathy has been noted to date. FID-007 demonstrates preliminary evidence of anti-tumor activity in heavily pre-treated HNSCC patients across different primary tumor sites, with an overall response rate of 45%. Phase 2 study of FID-007 combination with cetuximab in patients with HNSCC has begun enrollment.

Commenting on the data, Ming Hsieh, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very encouraged by the data from these Head and Neck cancer patients, in particular the preliminary evidence of relatively lower toxicity and improved treatment tolerance with FID-007 compared to prior therapies. These data support the Phase 2 clinical study we recently began in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and we look forward to bringing FID-007 to more patients as we continue enrollment.”

The poster is available on the News & Events section of the company’s Investor Relations website at https://ir.fulgentgenetics.com/.

About FID-007

FID-007 consists of paclitaxel encapsulated in a polyethyloxazoline (PEOX) polymer excipient designed to enhance PK, biodistribution, and tolerability. In addition to allowing the drug to remain in solution until it can enter a cancer cell, the PEOX nanoparticle is designed to preferentially deliver paclitaxel to the tumor through the leaky hyperpermeable vasculature.

About Fulgent Pharma

Fulgent Pharma began as part of Fulgent LLC in Temple City, California, established in June 2011. As the company progressed into the sphere of precision medicine, it also started delving into clinical genetic and genomic testing - a natural complement. In 2016, Fulgent LLC split into two separate entities - Fulgent Pharma and Fulgent Genetics - in order to better pursue their independent objectives. In 2022, Fulgent Pharma was acquired by Fulgent Genetics to synergistically advance personalized cancer genomics and precision oncology therapeutics. Today, Fulgent Pharma is fully focused on perfecting drug candidates for treating a broad range of cancers. Its partners in this endeavor include the University of Southern California, Moffitt Cancer Center, and ANP Technologies. For more information visit FulgentGenetics.com.

About Fulgent Genetics

Fulgent is a technology-based company with a well-established clinical diagnostic business and a therapeutic development business. Fulgent’s clinical diagnostic business offers molecular diagnostic testing services, comprehensive genetic testing, and high-quality anatomic pathology laboratory services designed to provide physicians and patients with clinically actionable diagnostic information to improve the quality of patient care. Fulgent’s therapeutic development business is focused on developing drug candidates for treating a broad range of cancers using a novel nanoencapsulation and targeted therapy platform designed to improve the therapeutic window and pharmacokinetic profile of new and existing cancer drugs. The Company aims to transform from a genomic diagnostic business into a fully integrated precision medicine company.

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