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Ascentage Pharma Announces its 9th Orphan Drug Designation from the US FDA in 2020, Setting a Record for Chinese Biopharmaceutical Companies

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 5, 2021 — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) to the company’s novel Bcl-2 inhibitor, APG-2575, for the treatment of Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Officially Included in Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 28, 2020 — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced that the company was officially included into the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect program (the “Hong Kong Stock Connect”). This was officially announced by the Shenzhen Stock Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma’s Licensee UNITY Biotechnology Announces Milestone Reached in Clinical Development of Treatments for Age-Related Disease, Leading to Milestone Payment

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 22, 2020 — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced that its licensee, UNITY Biotechnology (“UNITY”, NASDAQ:UBX), has dosed the first patient in a Phase I clinical study of drug candidate UBX1325 in patients with diabetic Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Announces Updates on the Clinical Development of APG-2575, including an ORR of 70% in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

SUZHOU, China, and ROCKVILLE, MD, Dec. 10, 2020 — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced updates on the clinical development of the company’s novel Bcl-2 inhibitor APG-2575, further demonstrating the drug candidate’s therapeutic potential. APG-2575 is Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Announces Positive Data from Pivotal Phase II Studies of HQP1351 (Olverembatinib) in Patients with TKI-Resistant Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) at 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

SUZHOU, China, and ROCKVILLE, MD, Dec. 8, 2020 — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today reported positive data from two pivotal Phase II clinical trials of HQP1351 (olverembatinib) in an oral presentation at the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting. These results were presented Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Appoints Mr. Gang Zhu as Chief Commercial Officer to Lead Commercial Initiatives

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 4, 2020 — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced the appointment of Mr. Gang Zhu, a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with a wealth of experience in commercializing innovative hematologic cancer and solid tumor drugs, to the Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Announces Clearances in China and the US for the Phase IIa Study of APG-115 Single Agent or in Combination with APG-2575 for the Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory T-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 2, 2020 — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced that the Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE) of China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved a Phase IIa clinical study of the company’s novel MDM2-p53 Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Enters into an Agreement with University of Michigan to obtain an exclusive license for a MDM2 Degrader using PROTAC Technology

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced it has entered into an agreement with the University of Michigan, through which the company may obtain the exclusive global rights to a MDM2 protein degrader Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Announces First Patient Dosed in Europe in the Phase Ib/II Study of the Bcl-2 inhibitor APG-2575 in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced that a Phase Ib/II clinical study of the company’s novel Bcl-2 inhibitor APG-2575, as a single agent or in combinations for the treatment of patients Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma to Release Updated Clinical Results of HQP1351 (Olverembatinib) in Drug-Resistant Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in an Oral Presentation at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 9, 2020 — Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK), a globally focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and age-related diseases, today announced that the results from two pivotal Phase II studies of the company’s novel BCR-ABL inhibitor, HQP1351 (olverembatinib), have been accepted for oral presentation at the 62nd American Read More ›