OSE Immunotherapeutics Announces Peer-Reviewed Publication on Novel Myeloid Immune Checkpoint CLEC-1in Journal of Immunology

Nantes, France – April 2, 2024 – 7:30 am CET – OSE Immunotherapeutics SA (ISIN: FR0012127173; Mnemo: OSE) today announced the publication of novel data in the peer-reviewed Journal of Immunology (1) on a first-in-class research program with CLEC-1, its novel myeloid immune checkpoint target for cancer immunotherapy.

The academic collaboration conducted with Dr Elise Chiffoleau’s team at the Center for Translational Research in Transplantation and Immunology (2) has led to the identification of CLEC-1 as a checkpoint, a receptor expressed by myeloid cells inhibiting key myeloid cell functions, and T-cell cross-priming and hence limiting anti-tumor immune responses. In the new publication, the collaborative research work confirmed and reinforced the potential of CLEC-1 as a novel myeloid immune checkpoint regulating acute immune responses.

The article, titled “CLEC-1 restrains acute inflammatory response and recruitment of neutrophils following tissue injury” concludes that CLEC-1 acts as an immune checkpoint for the control of acute immune response and restrains myeloid cell infiltration and associated inflammation.

Dr Elise Chiffoleau, INSERM scientist, said: “We are very pleased to have these novel research data published in “Journal of Immunology”, an internationally recognized scientific journal. Our collaborative work shows, for the first time, that CLEC-1 acts as an immune checkpoint for the control of acute immune responses in the context of sterile inflammation. Additionally, its pharmacological blockade with monoclonal antibodies can release breaks on innate immune responses involved in various type of diseases, in particular in immune responses against cancers.”

(1)  CLEC-1 restrains acute inflammatory response and recruitment of neutrophils following tissue injury

Camille Ligeron*†1, Javier Saenz†1 1, Berangere Evrard†, Marion Drouin*†, Emmanuel Merieau†, Caroline Mary*, Kevin Biteau*, Emmanuelle Wilhelm*, Cécile Batty*, Vanessa Gauttier*, Irene Baccelli*, Nicolas Poirier*, Elise Chiffoleau†.* OSE Immunotherapeutics, 22 Boulevard Benoni Goullin, Nantes, France.† Nantes Université, Inserm, Centre de Recherche en Transplantation et ImmunologieTranslationnelle, UMR 1064, ITUN, F-44000 Nantes, France

(2)  Collaborative academic program between OSE Immunotherapeutics and Dr Elise Chiffoleau’s research teams (Center for Research in Transplantation and Translational Immunology (CR2TI), UMR1064, INSERM, Nantes University at Nantes University Hospital, https://cr2ti.univ-nantes.fr/research/team-1).


OSE Immunotherapeutics is a biotech company dedicated to developing first-in-class assets in immuno-oncology (IO) and immuno-inflammation (I&I). The Company’s current well-balanced first-in-class clinical pipeline includes:

  • Tedopi® (immunotherapy activating tumor specific T-cells, off-the-shelf, neoepitope-based): this cancer vaccine is the Company’s most advanced product; positive results from the Phase 3 trial (Atalante 1) in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients in secondary resistance after checkpoint inhibitor failure. Other Phase 2 trials, sponsored by clinical oncology groups, of Tedopi® in combination are ongoing in solid tumors.
  • OSE-279 (anti-PD1): first positive results in the ongoing Phase 1/2 in solid tumors.
  • OSE-127 - lusvertikimab (humanized monoclonal antibody antagonist of IL-7 receptor); ongoing Phase 2 in Ulcerative Colitis (sponsor OSE Immunotherapeutics); ongoing preclinical research in leukemia (OSE Immunotherapeutics).
  • FR-104/VEL-101 (anti-CD28 monoclonal antibody): developed in partnership with Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in transplantation; ongoing Phase 1/2 in renal transplant (sponsor Nantes University Hospital); successful Phase 1 in the US (sponsor Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.).
  • BI 765063 and BI 770371 (anti-SIRPα monoclonal antibody on CD47/SIRPα pathway) developed in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim in advanced solid tumors; positive Phase 1 dose escalation results in monotherapy and in combination, in particular with anti-PD-1 antibody ezabenlimab; international Phase 1b ongoing clinical trial in combination with ezabenlimab alone or with other drugs in patients with recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
  • OSE-230 (ChemR23 agonist mAb) developed in partnership with AbbVie in chronic inflammation.

OSE Immunotherapeutics expects to generate further significant value from its three proprietary drug discovery platforms, which are central to its ambitious goal to deliver next-generation first-in-class immunotherapies:

  • Pro-resolutive mAb platform focused on targeting and advancing inflammation resolution and optimizing the therapeutic potential of targeting Neutrophils and Macrophages in I&I. OSE-230 (licensed to AbbVie) is the first candidate generated by the platform, additional discovery programs ongoing on new pro-resolutive GPCRs.
  • Myeloid Checkpoint platform focused on optimizing the therapeutic potential of myeloid cells in IO by targeting immune regulatory receptors expressed by Macrophages and Dendritic cells. BI 765063 and BI 770371 (licensed to Boehringer Ingelheim) are the most advanced candidates generated by the platform. Ongoing additional discovery programs, in particular with positive preclinical results obtained in monotherapy with new anti-CLEC-1 mAbs.
  • Cytokine platform focused on leveraging the Cis-Delivery of cytokine in IO and I&I. BiCKI® is a bispecific fusion protein platform built on the key backbone component of anti-PD1 combined with a new immunotherapy target to increase anti-tumor efficacy. BiCKI®-IL-7v is the most advanced BiCKI® candidate targeting anti-PD1xIL-7. Ongoing additional discovery programs on Cis-Demasking technologies.

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