SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GigaGen Inc., a biotechnology company advancing transformative antibody drugs for infectious diseases, transplant rejection and checkpoint resistant cancers, and a subsidiary of Grifols, announced today publication of research in bioRxiv entitled, “Lack of blocking activity in anti-CTLA-4 antibodies reduces toxicity, but not anti-tumor efficacy.” The publication describes the novel mechanism of action of its anti-CTLA-4 drug candidate, GIGA-564, selected due to its reduced checkpoint inhibition, which resulted in superior anti-tumor activity and lower toxicity in murine models compared to commercially available anti-CTLA-4 drugs.

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