*December 2019*

SEONGNAM, South Korea, Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bridge Biotherapeutics Inc., a clinical stage biotech company headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea, announced that the company filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) in Korea to initiate phase I/II study of BBT-176, a clinical candidate of targeted lung cancer therapy.

BBT-176, a novel epidermal growth factor receptor – tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) is designed to inhibit EGFR with C797S mutations, which arise as Tagrisso (osimertinib) resistant mutations following Tagrisso treatment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). BBT-176 exhibited strong antitumor efficacy in xenograft models harboring C797S triple mutations including Del19/T790M/C797S and L858R/T790M/C797S. Furthermore, BBT-176 displayed markedly enhanced efficacy when combined with anti-EGFR antibodies.

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