NKGEN Biotech Received FDA Approval for Clinical Trials of SKN01 NK Cell Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment.

Summary: Progress in Neurodegenerative Research:  NKGen’s Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial for SNK01 on Track for End-of-Year Initiation

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2023 (Plato / Amplifi) — Today, NKGen Biotech Inc. (Nasdaq: NKGN), a trailblazer in the field of autologous, allogeneic, and CAR-NK natural killer cell therapeutics, proudly announced the progression of its SNK01 program targeting Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), backed by the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Investigational New Drug (IND) application. NKGen is gearing up to initiate its Phase 1/2a clinical trial by the close of 2023, focusing on patients with moderate Alzheimer’s Disease.

SNK01 is a unique, non-genetically modified NK cell therapy that exhibits heightened cytotoxic capabilities and receptor activation, standing out as a promising therapeutic option. The forthcoming clinical trial is set to enroll 30 participants, aiming to unravel the potential benefits of this innovative treatment, with preliminary data expected to roll out in early Q3 2024.

Encouraging trends have emerged from the SNK01 program, as showcased in poster presentations at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in July and the World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in October 2023. The data revealed that SNK01 was not only well-tolerated but also effectively crossed the blood-brain barrier. This was associated with a dose-dependent decrease in proteins linked to neuroinflammation, all without triggering serious adverse effects.

About NKGen Biotech

Situated in Santa Ana, California, NKGen Biotech is a pioneering force in the development of innovative natural killer cell therapeutics, including autologous, allogeneic, and CAR-NK options. Learn more about our groundbreaking work at

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