Cambridge, MA, April 4, 2017 -- Aurora BioPharma, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a breakthrough in cancer treatment, announced today that company CEO and President, Robert Brooks, will attend the Needham & Company's 16th Annual Healthcare Conference taking place April 4 - 5. The two-day event attracts institutional investors, venture capitalists, and executives from leading public and private companies in Biotechnology, Specialty Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostics and Services, and Medical Technology sectors.
Needham & Company, LLC is a nationally recognized investment banking and asset management firm. The firm has acted as lead or co-manager in over 785 public offerings (including 278 IPOs), been an agent on more than 115 private placements, and completed over 385 mergers and acquisitions with a transaction total over $200 billion.
Aurora is leading in the development of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T therapy, with an extensive clinical pipeline. Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer in Children and Adolescents, even after radical amputation of a limb and chemotherapy, survival is poor. A completed Phase I/IIa trial in 19 Sarcoma (16 Osteosarcoma) patients was completed, Aurora's CAR T agent AU-101 met its endpoints of safety, with strong signs of tumor killing efficacy, and long term survivors. Glioblastoma is the most common and deadliest form of brain cancer. Aurora's CAR T agent AU105 showed in a completed Phase I/IIa clinical trial in 16 Glioblastoma patients, safety, tumor killing efficacy, and double the median historic overall survival. Aurora is planning a randomized multi-site Phase II trial of AU105 in Early Diagnosed Glioblastoma, and a Phase I/II trial in Recurrent Glioblastoma with intracranial injection. Aurora is planning a Phase II trial of its CAR T Cell therapy AU105 in Osteosarcoma.
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