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Sonnet BioTherapeutics Announces an Agreement with Janssen for the Evaluation of Three Sonnet Product Candidates

  • Sonnet's three products, SON-1010, SON-1210 and SON-1410 to be evaluated in combination with Janssen's cell therapy assets
  • In vitro and in vivo evaluations to be conducted by Janssen in preclinical models
  • Subject to successful results, Sonnet could seek an expanded collaboration

PRINCETON, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / October 31, 2022 / Sonnet BioTherapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONN), a clinical-stage company developing targeted immunotherapeutic drugs, announced today a collaboration agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen), one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where in vitro and in vivo efficacy of SON-1010 (IL12-FHAB), SON-1210 (IL12-FHAB-IL15) and SON-1410 (IL18-FHAB-IL12) will be evaluated in combination with certain Janssen proprietary cell therapy assets. The agreement was facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

Sonnet shall supply the three referenced compounds for use in head-to-head studies. If successful and subject to provisions of the agreement, Sonnet could seek an expanded collaboration.

"This is Sonnet's first head-to-head evaluation of three FHAB-based drug candidates, the results of which will be instructive for expanded oncology indications. A successful evaluation could lead to a potential license agreement", said Pankaj Mohan, Ph.D., Sonnet's Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

About Sonnet BioTherapeutics Holdings, Inc.

Sonnet BioTherapeutics is an oncology-focused biotechnology company with a proprietary platform for innovating biologic drugs of single or bispecific action. Known as FHAB (Fully Human Albumin Binding), the technology utilizes a fully human single chain antibody fragment (scFv) that binds to and "hitch-hikes" on human serum albumin (HSA) for transport to target tissues. Sonnet's FHAB was designed to specifically target tumor and lymphatic tissue, with an improved therapeutic window for optimizing the safety and efficacy of immune modulating biologic drugs. FHAB is the foundation of a modular, plug-and-play construct for potentiating a range of large molecule therapeutic classes, including cytokines, peptides, antibodies, and vaccines.

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Sonnet BioTherapeutics Investor Contact

Michael V. Morabito, Ph.D.
Solebury Strategic Communications

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