Notable Labs Presentation of Data Related to Innovations in the Use of Cryopreserved Samples in the PPMP Assay at AACR 2024 Expands the Potential of the Platform


FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Notable Labs, Ltd. (Nasdaq: NTBL) (“Notable” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage precision oncology company developing a new class of cancer therapies identified by its Predictive Precision Medicine Platform (PPMP), today presented data related to innovations in the use of cryopreserved samples in the PPMP assay at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR 2024) being held in San Diego, CA (Poster abstract 2548).

“We are very pleased to share the result of our innovative sample handling study with the cancer community at AACR 2024. The ability to derive a high-quality assessment of the response to treatment based on the results of cryopreserved samples is an important innovation. It has been previously thought that frozen samples could not be effectively thawed and used for cell viability assays. Based on the data presented at AACR, Notable now has the potential to develop partnerships to assess new treatment regimens, including combination therapies, using Notable’s PPMP platform and archived, cryopreserved samples thawed according to our protocols and proprietary media compositions,” said Thomas Bock, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Notable. “We hope this opens new opportunities to apply our PPMP to a broad range of archived samples and therapeutics to unlock value and new treatment options for patients with cancer.”

Joseph Wagner, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Notable, added, “As we are ready to initiate the Phase 2 program with volasertib in Q2 2024, we are dedicated to maintaining a focus on innovation for our PPMP. The careful evaluation of sample handling protocols, presented at AACR 2024, makes our PPMP more comprehensive and enhances the opportunity to study and apply it more broadly. As we continue to execute, we look forward to further demonstrating the potential of PPMP and partner with biopharmaceutical companies and innovators to provide potential new treatment options for patients with cancer.”

Summary of Data and Findings for Notable’s Sample Handling Study:

Overview: The study was designed to evaluate the potential use of cryopreserved samples as an alternative to fresh samples for predicting treatment response in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) using Notable’s PPMP.

  • Cryopreserved samples are known for exhibiting low sample viability and cell recovery, rendering their practical utilization challenging
  • Notable adapted an existing methodology to process cryopreserved patient-derived leukemia cells to investigate their use as an alternative to fresh samples in the PPMP assay

Method: First, a method was established using freshly isolated white blood cells (WBCs) from AML patients (

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