Pipeline

LAVA Therapeutics Research Pipeline

LAVA-051

Our lead program, LAVA-051, is a Gammabody™ that targets CD1d-expressing tumors, including multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We have achieved preclinical proof-of-concept with LAVA-051 by demonstrating efficacy and safety in a variety of preclinical models. LAVA-051 uniquely activates both Vγ9Vδ2 (Vgamma9 Vdelta2) T cells as well as invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells, which represent another conserved immune effector cell population, in a target-dependent manner.

Enrollment is underway in our open-label, multi-center, Phase 1/2a clinical trial of LAVA-051 for the treatment of relapsed and/or refractory CLL, MM and AML. The trial is designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, immunogenicity and preliminary antitumor activity of LAVA-051. Click here to learn more about the trial.

LAVA-1207

LAVA-1207 is a Gammabody™ that conditionally activates Vγ9Vδ2 (Vgamma9 Vdelta2) T cells upon crosslinking to prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) to trigger the potent and preferential killing of PSMA-positive tumor cells, including metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). We have achieved preclinical proof-of-concept with LAVA-1207 by demonstrating efficacy and safety in a variety of preclinical models.

Enrollment is underway in our open-label, multi-center, Phase 1/2a clinical trial of LAVA-1207 for the treatment of mCRPC. The trial is designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, immunogenicity and preliminary antitumor activity of LAVA-1207.

Early-Stage Pipeline

In addition to our two named lead programs, we are advancing a portfolio of early-stage programs.

Janssen

Janssen Collaboration

In May 2020, we entered into a research and license agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, for the discovery and development of novel bispecific antibodies to gamma-delta T cells for the treatment of cancer. We received an upfront payment, and are eligible to receive potential development and commercial milestone payments and future tiered royalties.