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  • 25 March 2021
    Immunocore Provides Business Update and Reports Full Year 2020 Financial Results

    Immunocore (Nasdaq: IMCR), a late-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of a novel class of T cell receptor (TCR) bispecific immunotherapies designed to treat a broad range of diseases, including cancer, infectious and autoimmune disease, today announced its results for the full year ended December 31, 2020.

    2020 Highlights (including post-period)

    • Lead product candidate tebentafusp demonstrated superior overall survival (OS) in a Phase 3 randomized clinical trial in metastatic uveal melanoma (mUM) where the OS Hazard Ratio (HR) in the intent-to-treat population favored tebentafusp, HR=0.51 (95% CI: 0.36, 0.71). Tebentafusp was granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for unresectable or metastatic uveal melanoma, and the Company anticipates completion of the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) in the third quarter of 2021.
       
    • Continued development of ImmTAC (Immune mobilizing monoclonal T-cell receptors Against Cancer) clinical portfolio for multiple tumor types; IMC-C103C is currently in the dose escalation phase of a Phase 1 clinical trial in MAGE-A4 expressing solid tumors, with initial data expected to be presented in the second half of 2021; IMC-F106C is currently in a Phase 1 study in patients with PRAME-expressing solid tumors, with initial data expected to be presented mid-year 2022.
       
    • Dosing in a Phase 1 clinical trial for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) is anticipated for mid-year 2021.
       
    • Cash position of $177 million as of December 31, 2020 with an additional $287 million in net proceeds raised from the Company’s initial public offering and a concurrent private placement in February 2021.

                             
    Bahija Jallal, Chief Executive Officer of Immunocore, said: “Reflecting on 2020, we have made great strides in the clinical advancement of TCR therapeutics. We believe the tebentafusp clinical data represent the first positive Phase 3 clinical trial for a TCR therapeutic and the first bispecific immune-oncology therapy with demonstrated overall survival advantage in any solid tumor. These results were a culmination of disciplined work by the Immunocore team and strong support by our investors. Our initial public offering in February enables us to accelerate the development of our pipeline of TCR therapeutics and the planned BLA submission of our lead candidate tebentafusp in patients with uveal melanoma, as well as begin early commercialization activities assuming regulatory approval.”

     

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