In March 2016, AVEO announced an exclusive collaboration and license agreement with CANbridge Life Sciences for the worldwide rights, excluding the United States, Canada, and Mexico, to AV-203, AVEO’s clinical-stage ErbB3 (HER3) inhibitory antibody candidate.
AVEO scientists have demonstrated through the use of our Human Response Platform™ the importance of ErbB3 in promoting tumor growth. An increasing body of evidence also implicates the activation of ErbB3 in tumorigenesis and the development of resistance to anti-cancer agents. AV-203 is a clinical-stage ErbB3 (HER3) inhibitory antibody candidate designed to inhibit both ligand-dependent and ligand-independent ErbB3 signaling. ErbB3 is a receptor that is typically expressed in many human cancers, and AV-203 has demonstrated preclinical activity in a number of different tumor models including breast, head and neck, lung, ovarian and pancreatic cancers.
AVEO has successfully completed a Phase 1 safety study showing no dose limiting toxicities at maximum dose of 20mg/kg and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment) validation has been completed for a biomarker for potential patient selection.