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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On August 31, 2022, Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release titled “Sensei Biotherapeutics Announces New Preclinical Data Demonstrating Favorable Pharmacokinetic and Immunologic Effects of SNS-101, a pH-selective VISTA-blocking Antibody.” A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Also on August 31, 2022, the Company updated its corporate presentation for use in meetings with investors, analysts and others. A copy of the presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
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|Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc.|
|Date: August 31, 2022|| |
/s/ John Celebi
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
Sensei Biotherapeutics Announces New Preclinical Data Demonstrating
Favorable Pharmacokinetic and Immunologic Effects of SNS-101, a pH-selective
BOSTON, MA August 31, 2022 Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSE), an immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of next-generation therapeutics for cancer, today reported preliminary preclinical data from mouse and non-human primate studies of SNS-101, a monoclonal antibody targeting the immune checkpoint VISTA (V-domain Ig suppressor of T cell activation).
These preclinical data demonstrate that our conditionally active, pH-selective antibody successfully overcomes pharmacokinetic issues associated with targeting the VISTA immune checkpoint, including target-mediated drug disposition and cytokine release syndrome, in these models. The data also differentiate SNS-101 from non-selective antibodies by showing expansion of naïve and memory T cell phenotypes in vivo, as well as significant enhancement of anti-tumor effects in combination with anti-PD-1 antibodies as compared to anti-PD-1 antibodies alone, said Robert Pierce, M.D., Chief R&D Officer. These results represent important progress for our SNS-101 program and a potential breakthrough for the field of VISTA inhibition as a novel therapeutic approach in multiple solid tumor indications. We are thrilled with these preliminary results and the potential of SNS-101 to provide a new standard of care to patients in need of innovative treatment options.
In a whole-blood assay at neutral pH, a clinical-stage, pH-independent VISTA antibody induced release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as IFNy and TNFµ, at substantially higher levels of concentration compared with Senseis pH-selective VISTA antibody SNS-101, across doses ranging from 1 mg/mL to 100 mg/mL. These preclinical data support the Companys hypothesis that pH-driven, conditional binding of SNS-101 could be an effective mechanism for preventing the on-target, off-tumor VISTA binding that has been shown to drive cytokine release syndrome in human patients.
SNS-101 also displayed a favorable pharmacokinetic profile in non-human primates compared with a clinical-stage, pH-independent VISTA antibody. Whereas the pH-independent antibody exhibited target-mediated drug disposition and clearance from the blood within hours of administration due to interaction with VISTA-positive immune cells, the SNS-101 concentration declined linearly with a median half-life of approximately three weeks. These data strongly support the Companys belief that SNS-101s selective binding to VISTA at low pH, like that found in the tumor microenvironment, has potential to mitigate the pharmacokinetic and safety issues associated with off-tumor binding and unregulated activity.
Finally, experiments in a mouse tumor model demonstrated a significant increase in the production of anti-tumor CD8+ T cells among animals treated with a combination of SNS-101 and anti-PD-1 antibodies compared with PD-1 alone, which correlated with tumor growth inhibition. Because CD8+ T cells are essential tumor-destroying immune cells, these data provide encouraging evidence that this therapeutic combination has potential to generate a highly effective anti-tumor response in patients.
IND-enabling studies are underway to evaluate the potential of SNS-101 as a novel treatment for solid cancers, both as a monotherapy and in combination with the blockade of other immune checkpoints.
The Company plans to file an IND during the first half of 2023. Additional information from these studies can be found in the Companys corporate presentation, available on the Companys website, and in its SEC filings. More detailed findings will be published at upcoming scientific conferences.
About Sensei Biotherapeutics
Sensei Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: SNSE) is an immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of next generation therapeutics for cancer. Sensei has designed two unique approaches to develop highly selective therapeutics its TMAb (Tumor Microenvironment Activated biologics) platform, which disables checkpoints and other immunosuppressive signals in the tumor microenvironment to unleash existing T cells against tumors, and the ImmunoPhage platform, which trains new T cells to recognize and kill malignant cells. Using its TMAb platform, the company is developing SNS-101, a fully human antibody designed to block the V-domain Ig suppressor of T cell activation (VISTA) checkpoint selectively only within the low pH tumor microenvironment, where VISTA acts as a suppressor of T cells by binding the receptor PSGL-1. The company is also using its platforms to develop other preclinical programs targeting multiple solid tumor indications. For more information, please visit www.senseibio.com, and follow the company on Twitter @SenseiBio and LinkedIn.
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Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words and phrases such as believe, designed to, expect, may, plan, potential, will, and similar expressions, and are based on Senseis current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include expectations regarding the development and potential therapeutic benefits of Senseis product candidates and platforms, including SNS-101; the expected safety profile of Senseis product candidates, including SNS-101; and the potential benefits of SNS-101, including the potential to overcome pharmacokinetic and safety issues associated with targeting the VISTA immune checkpoint, including target-mediated drug disposition and cytokine release syndrome, the potential to expand naïve and memory T cell phenotypes, as well as the potential to enhance anti-tumor effects in combination with anti-PD-1 antibodies. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such statements. Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially include uncertainties inherent in the development of therapeutic product candidates, such as the risk that any one or more of Senseis product candidates will not be successfully developed or commercialized; the risk of delay or cessation of any planned clinical trials of Senseis product candidates; the risk that prior results, such as signals of safety, activity or durability of effect, observed from preclinical studies, including the preclinical studies described in this press release, will not be replicated or will not continue in ongoing or future studies or clinical trials involving Senseis product candidates; the risk that Senseis product candidates or procedures in connection with the administration thereof will not have the safety or efficacy profile that we anticipate; risks associated with Senseis dependence on third-party suppliers and manufacturers, including sole source suppliers, over which we may not always have full control; risks regarding the accuracy of our estimates of expenses, capital requirements and needs for additional financing; and other risks and uncertainties that are described in Senseis Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 15, 2022 and Senseis other Periodic Reports filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are based on information available to Sensei as of the date of this release, and Sensei assumes no obligation to, and does not intend to, update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Next Generation Immuno-Oncology Medicines John K. Celebi, MBA President & Chief Executive Officer AUGUST 2022 | Nasdaq: SNSE Exhibit 99.2
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Positioned to Drive Value with Next Generation Product & Platform Development Two Platforms Generate Broad Pipeline Opportunities Current emphasis on pH-sensitive antibodies for improved selectivity TMAb™ ImmunoPhage™ Innovative Pipeline of Differentiated IO mAbs Lead program targets VISTA with IND expected H1 2023 Extensive Experience in I/O Leadership background in biotech, pharma and academia Strong Cash Position Ended 2Q 2022: $123.7M ** Cash runway into Q1 2025 *Tumor Microenvironment Activated biologics **Consists of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities
Innovative Pipeline of IO Drugs with Broad Commercial Potential Program (Target) Indication Discovery IND-enabling Phase 1 / 2 Clinical TMAb SNS-101 (VISTA) Solid Tumors SNS-102 (VSIG4) Solid Tumors SNS-103 (ENTPDase1/CD39) Solid Tumors ImmunoPhage SNS-401-NG (Multiple Tumor Antigens) Merkel Cell Carcinoma Multiple Indications
The Modern-Day Challenge in Immuno-Oncology No Survival Benefit 70% Survival Benefit 20-30% ~$30B ~$90B 2020 2026 Global PD-1/PD-L1 Market2 1. Gerber et al., Biochemical Pharmacology 2016 2. Market estimates from PD-1 and PDL-1 Inhibitors Market Size in 2021 – MarketWatch, 360 Research
Two Major Types of Non-Responders to PD-1 Blockade Green = T-cells Purple = tumor Non-Responders T-cells Absent T-cells Inactive or Outside Tumor Responders T-cells Inside Tumor Anti-PD-1 or PD-L1 Treatment Adapted from Van der Woulde-LL, et al, Trends in Cancer, 2017 Hot (inflamed) tumor Cold (excluded) tumor Cold (ignored) tumor
The Challenge of Next Generation Checkpoint Blockade Few new classes of checkpoint blocking antibodies approved since landmark approvals of CTLA-4 and PD-1 Antibodies blocking immune checkpoints are often limited by dose limiting toxicities that prevent maximal therapeutic outcomes Immune checkpoints are frequently expressed in normal tissues, including monocytes, neutrophils, NK cells, and T cells Antibodies may encounter a pharmacological “sink” in those tissues and drive on-target/off-tumor toxicity, preventing therapeutic concentrations at the tumor Conditionally active antibodies with enhanced targeting for tumors are needed to unleash the potential of immune targets pH-selective antibodies have demonstrated preferential biodistribution in tumors in mice, reduced toxicity in NHPs, and improved efficacy 1 1 Lee et al, Mabs, 2022 Ipilumimab (anti-CTLA-4) Pembrolizumab (anti-PD-1) 2011 2014 2022 Relatlimab (anti-LAG-3) Landmark Checkpoint mAb FDA Approvals
pH-sensitive Antibodies Selectively Bind Their Targets in the Low-pH Tumor Microenvironment Antibodies that bind at physiological pH may encounter a “sink” Prevents effective binding at the tumor and may lead to toxicity TMAb antibodies are expected to bypass tissue compartments other than the low-pH tumor microenvironment Goal is to unlock previously undruggable immune targets through potential for improved safety and clinical activity profile pH 7.4 pH 7.4 pH 7.4 pH~ 6 pH~ 6 pH~ 6 TMAb Platform Sensei’s technology identifies pH-sensitive antibodies designed to bind only at the tumor The tumor microenvironment of pH ~6 is lower than physiological pH of 7.4
VISTA: An Emerging Checkpoint Target on Myeloid Cells Target Overview: B7 family ligand Extensive expression on myeloid cells1 correlating with poor survival rates across multiple cancers Novel development program with no approved therapies Large market opportunity Sensei’s Competitive Advantage: Extensive understanding of VISTA biology Unique tumor selective antibody 1. Lines et al. Cancer research vol. 74,7 (2014) 2. Gao et al. Nature medicine vol. 23,5 (2017) VISTA is a Negative Regulator of T cell Function
Increased Understanding of VISTA as a Promising Target to Address the Needs of Patients with Cancer
VISTA Checkpoint is Activated at the Low pH of the Tumor Microenvironment VISTA’s extracellular domain is uniquely rich in histidines¹ Histidines are protonated at low pH enabling VISTA to distinguish the active (acidic pH) and inactive (neutral pH) PSGL-1 binding interface SNS-101 Has >600-Fold Selectivity for Active VISTApH6 1. Johnston et al., Nature 2019 Antibodies that block protonated VISTA histidines interrupt PSGL-1 binding1 pH 6.0 pH 7.4 Monovalent Affinity (KD) [nM] 0.218 132 (~No binding)
No Significant Binding of SNS-101 to Monocytes, Neutrophils, NK Cells and T-cells in Whole blood at Physiological pH T-cells NK cells FOB 1.57 FOB 2.0 FOB 1.0 FOB 8.75 FOB 12.4 FOB 1.36 Monocytes FOB 9.9 FOB 13.5 FOB 1.4 FOB 2.2 FOB 2.5 FOB 1.0 Neutrophils CYNO HUMAN FOB 7.4 FOB 8.8 FOB 1.0 Clinical mAb #1 Clinical mAb #2 SNS101 Control FOB 2.0 FOB 2.0 FOB 0.5 Clinical mAb #1 Clinical mAb #2 SNS101 Control FOB 1.66 FOB 1.9 FOB 0.95 FOB 9.7 FOB 10.7 FOB 1.31
SNS-101 Induced Substantially Lower Cytokine Release in Whole-blood Assay at Neutral pH Compared to pH-independent VISTA Antibody IFN-γ IL-8 TNF-α IL-6 IL-2 *** *** *** ** * ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** Dose ranges: 1, 10, and 100 ug/ml #2
SNS-101 Has Displayed a Favorable PK Profile in Preclinical Studies No Significant TMDD in Human VISTA KI Mice or Single-dose Cyno Monkeys Pharmacokinetics of Single Dose 5 mg/kg SNS-101 in VISTA Knock-in Mice Demonstrated a long mean residence time in the blood, indicating a lack of significant target-mediated drug disposition (TMDD) and clearance in non-malignant tissues Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Tumor (MB49) in VISTA KI mice VISTA KI mice No Target WT mice SNS-101 displays linear elimination kinetics (compared to a pH-independent anti-VISTA mAb, which demonstrates TMDD and rapid clearance) Pharmacokinetics of Single Dose SNS-101 in Cyno monkeys Clinical mAb #1 10 mg/kg
SNS-101 Demonstrates Strong Combinatorial Activity with Anti-PD-1 in MC38 Model in Human VISTA Knock-in Mice SNS-101-m2 0/10 PD-1 Mono 1/10 Combo 5/10 Isotype Control 0/10 *** ** ** ** p<0.01; *** p<0.001 Confidential
SNS-101 Demonstrates Increased CD8 T-cells in Combination With Anti-PD-1 CTRL Anti-PD-1 1mg/kg 5mg/kg Anti-PD-1/SNS-101 3mg/kg 10mg/kg 30mg/kg Frequency of Live, CD45+ Population One-way ANOVA, Tukey Post-Hoc Analysis, * p<0.05; ** p<0.01, *** p<0.001, **** p<0.0001 with Anti-PD-1 with Anti-PD-1
Key to Unlocking the Power of VISTA Block the pH-dependent binding of VISTA to PSGL-1 on T cells at low pH Selectively bind VISTA at low pH to avoid: target mediated drug disposition (TMDD) on-target/off-tumor side effects Utilize an Fc-competent IgG backbone to engage and activate FcƔR on tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells
SNS-101 VISTA.18 (BMS) KVA12.1 (Kineta) CI-8993; JNJ-61610588 (J&J/Curis) K01401-020; W0180 (Pierre Fabre) HMBD-002 (Hummingbird) Inhibit PSGL-1 Binding Yes Yes unknown Yes unknown No pH Sensitive Binding Yes Yes No No No No Fc Active Yes (IgG1) No (IgG4) Yes (IgG1) Yes (IgG1) N/A No (IgG4) Stage Preclinical Preclinical Preclinical Phase I Phase I Phase I Clinical Data / Notes Demonstrated activity in preclinical models Demonstrated potential for best-in-class safety profile and PK in mouse model IND-enabling studies underway N/A N/A JNJ initiated Phase I study in 2016 12 pts enrolled; initial dose 0.005 mg/kg Only patient treated at 0.3 mg/kg experienced grade 3 CRS-associated encephalopathy; trial was halted Phase I ongoing Not published Not published SNS-101 Is a Differentiated Anti-VISTA Antibody TMAb Platform Johnston et al, Nature, 2019; Kineta website; Snyder et al, AACR Annual Meeting 2016; Pierre Fabre website; Hummingbird website; Thakkar et al, J of Immunother Cancer, 2022
VSIG4 is an Immunosuppressive Receptor Expressed on Tumor-associated Macrophages B7 family related protein, also known as cRiG (complement receptor Immunoglobulin) Expressed primarily on macrophages, including tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and Kupffer cells VSIG-4 correlates with "M2" macrophages infiltration and poor prognosis in multiple tumor types Important role in phagocytosis of complement-opsonized pathogens, particularly by Kupffer cells Strong inhibitor of T-cell activation VSIG4 knock-out mice demonstrate inhibited tumor growth in a syngeneic Lewis lung carcinoma model Adapted from Zang et al., J Clin Invest. 2006 We believe that VSIG-4 is best targeted through a TMAb-based approach as high Kupffer cell expression appears to drive significant target-mediated drug disposition (TMDD) and clearance in the liver See references in Appendix
Sensei Has Identified pH-sensitive VSIG4 Antibodies pH-Sensitive VSIG4 Parental Antibodies Selected for Further Optimization Antibody Reference # Ratio of pH Selectivity (6.0 vs 7.4) Blockage of Immobilized VSIG4- T-cell Inhibition Blockage of Cellular VSIG4- T-cell Inhibition 1 1 + + 2 7 + + 3 1 + + 4 3 + + 5 3 +/- + 6 25 + + 7 1 + + 8 2 - + P.F.; poor fit; N.B; not binding, * Ratio assessed by flow cytometry on VSIG4 overexpressing cells As of August 2022, Sensei has: Identified 8 parental antibodies for further optimization; Identified novel VSIG4 receptors on primary T-cells by Hi-Res proteomics, which are currently in verification stage; Identified pH-sensitive antibodies highlighting the potential breadth of the TMAb platform Plan to select product candidate & initiate IND-enabling studies in 2023
Cell Surface Expressed VSIG-4 Suppresses Primary Human T-cell Activation Zang et al. J Clin Invest. 2006;116(10):2590-2593 Day 4- Proliferation Cell Trace Violet Day 4 Cryopreserved PBMCs CD4+ T cell Purification Proliferation Cell Isolation Day 3 Activation-induced Expansion 3/3 Donors Responsive 1) HEK 2) HEK VSIG-4 Division Index VSIG-4 Isotype Control VSIG-4 Donor 2111403021(CE0007305) pg/mL T cells, HEK, Stim. + T cells, No HEK, Stim. + T cells, No Stimulation T cells, HEK VSIG-4, Stim. +
ENTPDase1 (CD39) is the Rate Limiting Enzyme in the Production of Immunosuppressive Adenosine ATP AMP Adeno-sine Figure adapted from: Moesta et al, Nat Rev Immunol. 2020; 20 (12) Primary function is conversion of extracellular ATP / ADP to adenosine, which exerts immunosuppressive properties through binding to A2a/A2b receptors Expressed on various immune cells in both tumors and normal tissues Development of a TMAb antibody has potential for improved safety and PK profile compared to competitor CD39 mAbs First set of parental antibodies expected August 2022 Blocking CD39 leads to: Immune Activation
SNS-101 (anti-VISTA) 1H 2023: Multi-dose Non-Human Primate (NHP) PK & Toxicology data 1H 2023: IND filing SNS-102 (anti-VSIG4) 2023: Select product candidate / initiate IND-enabling studies SNS-103 (anti-ENTPDase1/CD39) 2023: Select product candidate Expected Program Milestones
Proven Team With Deep Experience Patrick Gallagher Chief Business Officer Elisabeth Colunio VP, Human Resources Edward van der Horst, Ph.D. SVP, TMAb Antibodies John Celebi, MBA President and CEO Robert Pierce, M.D. Chief R&D Officer Erin Colgan Chief Financial Officer HansPeter Waldner,Ph.D. SVP, Cancer Immunology Christopher Gerry, J.D. VP, General Counsel
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