NEW HAVEN, C.T., Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kleo Pharmaceuticals Inc., a unique immuno-oncology company developing next-generation bispecific compounds designed to emulate or enhance the activity of biologics, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Douglas J. Manion M.D. FRCP(C), will present at Biotech Showcase 2019 to be held January 6-9, 2019, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
Dr. Manion will present an overview of Kleo's development strategy for its pipeline of small molecule and synthetic peptide compounds that function similar to highly complex biologics, while offering multiple potential advantages. The overview will also outline Kleo's key value drivers including the three proprietary technology platforms that drive in-house drug development and partnership opportunities, the multiple in-house and collaborative channels through which it is building its immuno-oncology pipeline, and its discovery collaboration with PeptiDream.
Kleo is well-funded to achieve multiple preclinical and early clinical milestones following the November 2018 closing of an oversubscribed $21 million Series B financing to advance its first clinical candidates through IND-enabling studies and into the clinic in 2020.
Details of Kleo's presentation are as follows:
Biotech Showcase 2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
10:45 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Franciscan B Ballroom; Hilton San Francisco Union Square
About Kleo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Kleo Pharmaceuticals is a unique immuno-oncology company developing next-generation bispecific compounds designed to emulate or enhance the activity of biologics. Similar to complex biologic drugs, Kleo's compounds recruit the immune system to destroy cancer cells, but unlike biologics, Kleo's compounds are smaller and more versatile, leading to potentially improved safety and efficacy. They are also much faster and less costly to design and produce, particularly against novel targets. The company is advancing several drug candidates based on its proprietary technology platforms, all of which are modular in design and enable rapid generation of novel immunotherapies that can be optimized against certain cancers, or enhance the properties of existing immunotherapies. These include Antibody Recruiting Molecules (ARMs), Synthetic Antibody Mimics (SyAMs) and Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Enhancers (MATEs). For more information visit http://kleopharmaceuticals.com.
About Biotech Showcase™
Now in its eleventh year, Biotech Showcase™, produced by Demy-Colton and EBD Group, is an investor and networking conference devoted to providing private and public biotechnology and life sciences companies with an opportunity to present to, and meet with, investors and executives in one place during the course of one of the industry's largest annual healthcare investor conferences, J.P. Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference.
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