NKTR-255

NKTR-255

RESEARCH FOCUS: Immuno-oncology

Preclinical

About NKTR-255

NKTR-255 is a memory T cell stimulating cytokine designed to engage the IL-15 pathway to induce long-term T cell activation and improve the quality of T cell memory response to treat cancer. Through optimal engagement of the IL-15Rα/IL-2Rγ receptor complex, NKTR-255 stimulates proliferation and survival of CD8+ T cells, natural killer (NK) cells and enhances formation of long-term immunological memory which may lead to sustained anti-tumor immune response. Native rhIL-15 is rapidly cleared from the body and must be administered frequently and in high doses limiting its utility due to toxicity. NKTR-255 is designed with IL-15 receptor alpha specificity to optimize biological activity and is uniquely engineered to provide optimal exposure and an improved safety profile.

Society for Immunotherapy in Cancer (SITC) 32nd Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD

2017 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting

2016 SITC Annual Meeting