November 16, 2021 in Kineta Press Release

Kineta Presented Compelling Preclinical Data on its New CD27 Antibody Program at the 2021 SITC Annual Meeting

Kineta Presented Compelling Preclinical Data on its New CD27 Antibody Program at the 2021 SITC Annual Meeting

Seattle, WA — (November 16, 2021) Kineta, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel immunotherapies in oncology, announced today the presentation of preclinical data on the company’s new anti-CD27 agonist monoclonal antibody program at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 36th Anniversary Annual Meeting, that took place November 10-14, 2021 in Washington D.C.  Thierry Guillaudeux, PhD, Senior Vice President Immuno-oncology at Kineta, presented a poster revealing new binding affinity and specificity data on the company’s CD27 monoclonal antibody drug candidates as well as potent agonistic activity on cellular and T cell activation assays.

“We are highly encouraged with the compelling preclinical data demonstrated with Kineta’s new CD27 monoclonal antibodies” said Thierry Guillaudeux, PhD, Senior Vice President Immuno-oncology at Kineta. “CD27 is a promising cancer immunotherapy approach that can mobilize new specific tumor antigen specific T cells to drive a potent anti-tumor response with single agent efficacy as well as synergistic effects with other immune checkpoint inhibitors.

Kineta has developed a diverse set of anti-CD27 agonist antibodies. They are fully human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that demonstrate low nanomolar (nM) binding affinity to CD27 in humans. In preclinical studies, Kineta’s selected lead anti-CD27 agonist mAbs induce T cell proliferation and secretion of cytokines involved in T cell priming and recruitment, demonstrating the ability to potentiate new anti-tumor responses.  Kineta is in the final stage of lead selection and plans to nominate a clinical candidate in Q1-Q2 2022.

Key results from the SITC poster presentation:

  • 147 fully human anti-CD27 monoclonal antibodies with unique sequences were generated
  • Anti-CD27 agonist assay showed strong agonist activity for 8 pre-selected anti-CD27 antibodies
  • Human T cell activation assay data for 5 mAbs showed increased proliferation and cytokine secretion
  • Further in vitro and in vivo developments are on-going to select our lead anti-CD27 agonist antibody

Presentation Details:

Title: A promising cancer immunotherapy target: Novel agonistic human antibodies against the human T-cell costimulatory receptor CD27
Date Presented:  November 12-13, 2021
Presenter:  Thierry Guillaudeux, PhD
Poster:  Click on the link below to view the poster:

CD27 Publications – Poster Presentation at SITC 2021


Kineta is a clinical stage biotechnology company with a mission to develop next generation immunotherapies that transform patients’ lives.  We have leveraged our expertise in innate immunity to develop first or best-in-class immunotherapies that address the major challenges with current cancer therapy.  For more information on Kineta visit our website,, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


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Jacques Bouchy
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