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Ascentage Pharma to Initiate Phase Ib Study of HQP1351 in Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors -resistant Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients in the US

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., July 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ascentage Pharma, a globally-focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, hepatitis B virus and age-related diseases, today announced that the company was notified by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the clearance of the Investigational New Drug (IND) application which allows the company to initiate Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma announces first patient dosed in Phase I clinical trial of APG-2575 in China as the first China-made Bcl-2 Inhibitor

SUZHOU, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., July 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ascentage Pharma, a globally-focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, hepatitis B virus and age-related diseases, today announced that the company recently dosed the first patient successfully in a Phase I clinical trial of APG-2575, a novel Bcl-2 selective inhibitor, for the treatment of hematologic malignancies in China. The Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma presents new clinical data of apoptosis-targeted drug candidates APG-115 and APG-1387 at 2019 ASCO

SUZHOU, China and Chicago, June 3, 2019 — Ascentage Pharma, a globally-focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, hepatitis B virus and age-related diseases, today announced that the company presented new data of two apoptosis-targeted drug candidates APG-115 (a novel MDM2-p53 inhibitor) and APG-1387 (a novel IAP inhibitor) at the 55th Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma to Present New Data at 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting from Clinical Trials of MDM2-p53 Antagonist and IAP Inhibitor in Cancers

SUZHOU, China and HONG KONG and ROCKVILLE, Md., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ascentage Pharma, a globally-focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, hepatitis B virus and age-related diseases, today announced the presentation of new clinical data for its investigational apoptosis-targeted drug candidates at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Announces Clinical Collaboration with Junshi Bioscience to Evaluate the Combination of APG-1387 and Toripalimab in Treating Cancers

ROCKVILLE, M.D. and HONG KONG, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ascentage Pharma, a globally-focused, clinical-stage biotechnology company engaged in developing novel therapies for cancers, hepatitis B and age-related diseases, today announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd. to explore the synergies of Ascentage’s Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Announces Nine Abstracts To Be Presented at the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

ROCKVILLE, MD and HONG KONG, CHINA— March 26th, 2019—Ascentage Pharma, globally-focused, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel small molecule therapies for cancers, hepatitis B and age-related diseases s, today announced that research results of its pipeline of small molecule therapeutics will be presented at the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Atlanta, Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Appoints Thomas J. Knapp as Senior Vice President, General Counsel

ROCKVILLE, Md. and HONG KONG, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/— Ascentage Pharma, a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing apoptosis-targeted therapies for cancers and other diseases, today announced the appointment of Thomas J. Knapp as Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Mr. Knapp has over 30 years of corporate legal experience, with expertise in the biopharmaceutical Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Appoints Jeff Kmetz as Chief Business Officer

Rockville, Maryland and Hong Kong—February 14, 2019— Ascentage Pharma, a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing apoptosis-targeted therapies for cancers and other diseases, today announced the appointment of Jeff Kmetz as Chief Business Officer. Mr. Kmetz has over 25 years of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry experience, most recently serving as Chief Business Officer Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma Announces New License with Unity Biotechnology

Rockville, Maryland and Hong Kong—January 8, 2019—Ascentage Pharma, a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing apoptosis-targeted therapies for cancers and other diseases, today announced that Unity Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBX) has selected one of Ascentage’s compounds as its lead development candidate in its ophthalmology pipeline to advance into further preclinical studies to enable an Investigational Read More ›

Ascentage Pharma and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Strategic Alliance in Cancer Drug Development

Rockville, MD and Hong Kong, and Houston—January 6, 2019—Ascentage Pharma Group, Inc., and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a five-year strategic collaboration agreement to advance the development of five potential new cancer therapies. The alliance is aimed at developing novel cancer therapeutics based upon Ascentage’s proprietary Protein-Protein Interaction drug discovery Read More ›