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Affimed to Present Data on AFM13 and AFM24 at AACR Annual Meeting 2019

/EIN News/ -- Heidelberg, Germany, February 27, 2019 – Affimed N.V. (Nasdaq: AFMD), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company committed to improving patient outcomes through the power of the innate immune system, today announced that two abstracts from the Company’s innate cell engager program have been accepted for poster presentation at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, GA.


AFM24, in development for the treatment of patients with a variety of EGFR-expressing solid tumors, is designed to address limitations associated with other EGFR-targeting therapies, such as toxicities or resistances. Data highlighting the differentiating features of AFM24 will be presented, including toxicology studies demonstrating a favorable safety profile.

Poster Presentation Details:

Abstract: Preclinical characterization of the bispecific EGFR/CD16A innate immune cell engager AFM24 for the treatment of EGFR-expressing solid tumors
Session: Therapeutic Antibodies 1
Date and Time: Sunday March 31, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall B

AFM13 (CD30/CD16A)

An adoptive immunotherapy approach with AFM13-loaded cord blood-derived NK cells has recently been preclinically established and appears to be a promising approach to treating patients with relapsed/refractory CD30-positive malignancies. Further substantiating Affimed’s rationale for combining AFM13 with activated NK cell-based therapies, together with its collaboration partners from Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, Affimed will present data aimed at describing NK cell functional responses to tumor cells triggered via AFM13.

Poster Presentation Details:

Abstract: The CD30/CD16A bispecific innate immune cell engager AFM13 elicits heterogeneous single-cell NK cell responses and effectively triggers memory-like (ML) NK cells
Session: Therapeutic Antibodies 2
Date and Time: Monday April 1, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Exhibit Hall B

Full abstracts of the presentations can be accessed on the AACR website at

About Affimed N.V.

Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that engineers targeted immunotherapies, seeking to improve patient outcomes through the power of innate immunity. Affimed’s fit-for-purpose ROCK® platform allows innate immune engagers to be designed for specific patient populations. The Company is developing single and combination therapies to treat cancers. For more information, please visit


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Affimed Investor Contact:
Gregory Gin, Head of Investor Relations

Affimed Media Contact:
Anca Alexandru, Head of Communications, EU IR