First patient dosed in CanWell’s CAN1012 Ph1 Trial in China

CanWell Biotech Ltd. , a company specializing in the development of innovative immune-oncology drugs, announced today that the 1st patient has been successfully dosed in its ongoing CAN1012 Ph1 clinical trial in China.

The CAN1012 Phase I clinical trial is an open-label, multicenter, dose-escalation, and dose-expansion study aimed at evaluating the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of the drug in late-stage solid tumor patients as a single agent, and determining the maximum tolerated dose and recommended Phase II dose. Currently, the study is being conducted simultaneously in China and the United States.

CAN1012 is a highly selective small-molecule TLR7 agonist developed by CanWell with global intellectual property rights. Preclinical studies have shown that it has high selectivity and potency, with low toxicities. It can exert sustained stimulation of the target cells in the tumor microenvironment, transforming “cold” tumors with low immune response into “hot” tumors with augmented immune response, playing a crucial bridging role in the innate and adaptive immune systems. In addition, it may be administered in combination with various drugs such as immunotherapy checkpoint inhibitors, as well as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, to produce highly synergistic effects.