CERo Therapeutics, Inc. Successfully Completes IND-Enabling Toxicology Studies for Lead Compound CER-1236

Company continuing IND-enabling activities in preparation for submission of Investigational New Drug Application to FDA

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  CERo Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., (Nasdaq: CERO) (“CERo”) an innovative immunotherapy company seeking to advance the next generation of engineered T cell therapeutics that employ phagocytic mechanisms, announces the successful completion of toxicology studies for its lead compound, CER-1236.  The toxicology studies will be included in the Investigational New Drug Application (IND) package the Company plans to send to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to receive clearance to begin human trials (Phase1) with the compound.

CERo Chairman and CEO Brian G. Atwood comments, “We continue to diligently work toward the completion of our IND package for the FDA for CER-1236.  Having completed these toxicology studies, we are edging closer to being ready to submit our application to the FDA to begin human Phase 1 trials.  We believe CER-1236 represents a truly novel approach toward killing cancer, and we are anticipating completion of the elements for the package in the coming weeks.  We look forward to continuing to update our shareholders on our progress, where appropriate.”

With these toxicology studies complete and in the Company’s judgment determined to be IND-enabling, CERo is now focusing on ensuring compliant manufacturing procedures and practices, which are among the final IND-enabling studies the Company must complete ahead of the IND submission. 

About CERo Therapeutics, Inc.
CERo is an innovative immunotherapy company advancing the development of next generation engineered T cell therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Its proprietary approach to T cell engineering, which enables it to integrate certain desirable characteristics of both innate and adaptive immunity into a single therapeutic construct, is designed to engage the body’s full immune repertoire to achieve optimized cancer therapy. This novel cellular immunotherapy platform is expected to redirect patient-derived T cells to eliminate tumors by building in engulfment pathways that employ phagocytic mechanisms to destroy cancer cells, creating what CERo refers to as Chimeric Engulfment Receptor T cells (“CER-T”). CERo believes the differentiated activity of CER-T cells will afford them greater therapeutic application than currently approved chimeric antigen receptor (“CAR-T”) cell therapy, as the use of CER-T may potentially span both hematological malignancies and solid tumors. CERo anticipates initiating clinical trials for its lead product candidate, CER-1236, in 2024 for hematological malignancies.

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Actual results could differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements in this communication. Certain risks that could cause actual results to differ are set forth in CERo’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on April 2, 2024, and the documents incorporated by reference therein. The risks described in CERo’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are not exhaustive. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible to predict all such risk factors, nor can CERo assess the impact of all such risk factors on its business, or the extent to which any factor or combination of factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. You should not put undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements made by CERo or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. CERo undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Brian Atwood
Chief Executive Officer