May 03 2024

Fate Therapeutics Announces Presentation of FT522 Preclinical Data for Autoimmune Diseases in Late-breaking Abstract at ASGCT Annual Meeting

Off-the-shelf, CD19-targeted CAR NK Cell Product Candidate Drives Rapid and Deep Depletion of SLE Donor CD19+ B cells

ADR Technology Incorporated into FT522 Induces Functional Persistence and Eliminates Alloreactive Host Immune Cells in SLE Donor PBMCs

SAN DIEGO, May 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FATE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing a first-in-class pipeline of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cellular immunotherapies to patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases, today announced that a late-breaking abstract featuring preclinical data from its FT522 program for autoimmune diseases will be featured at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 27th Annual Meeting, being held in Baltimore, Maryland on May 7-11, 2024.

FT522 is the Company’s CD19-targeted, iPSC-derived CAR NK cell product candidate that incorporates its novel alloimmune defense receptor (ADR) technology, which is designed to increase the potency of off-the-shelf cell therapy and enable treatment without administration of conditioning chemotherapy to patients. At the ASGCT conference, the Company will present multiple preclinical studies displaying the function of FT522 using peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) sourced from unmatched donors with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). These preclinical data demonstrate rapid and deep B-cell depletion, enhanced functional persistence, and elimination of alloreactive host immune cells, indicating that FT522 may deliver therapeutic benefit to patients with autoimmune diseases without requiring administration of conditioning chemotherapy.

Late-breaking abstracts are available on the ASGCT Annual Meeting website. Presentation details are as follows:

FT522: A CAR NK Cell with the Unique Ability to Target Multiple Pathogenic Cell Types and Circumvent Lympho-conditioning in Systemic Autoimmunity
Late-Breaking Abstract Number: LBA-35
Session: Late-Breaking Abstracts
Location: Exhibit Hall
Presentation Date / Time: Thursday, May 9, 2024 12:00 PM

About Fate Therapeutics’ iPSC Product Platform
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) possess the unique dual properties of unlimited self-renewal and differentiation potential into all cell types of the body. The Company’s proprietary iPSC product platform combines multiplexed-engineering of human iPSCs with single-cell selection to create clonal master iPSC lines. Analogous to master cell lines used to mass produce biopharmaceutical drug products such as monoclonal antibodies, the Company utilizes its clonal master iPSC lines as a starting cell source to manufacture engineered cell products which are well-defined and uniform in composition, can be stored in inventory for off-the-shelf availability, can be combined and administered with other therapies, and can potentially reach a broad patient population. As a result, the Company’s platform is uniquely designed to overcome numerous limitations associated with the manufacture of cell therapies using patient- or donor-sourced cells. Fate Therapeutics’ iPSC product platform is supported by an intellectual property portfolio of over 500 issued patents and 500 pending patent applications.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.
Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing a first-in-class pipeline of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cellular immunotherapies to patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases. Using its proprietary iPSC product platform, the Company has established a leadership position in creating multiplexed-engineered master iPSC lines and in the manufacture and clinical development of off-the-shelf, iPSC-derived cell products. The Company’s pipeline includes iPSC-derived natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell product candidates, which are selectively designed, incorporate novel synthetic controls of cell function, and are intended to deliver multiple therapeutic mechanisms to patients. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
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Christina Tartaglia
Stern Investor Relations, Inc.

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