Press Release

Connect Biopharma CBP-201 Atopic Dermatitis Abstracts from Two Trials Accepted for Presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting

March 6, 2023

CBP-201 global AD data accepted as an e-Poster with an Oral Presentation
CBP-201 China AD trial data accepted as a late-breaking Oral Presentation

SAN DIEGO & TAICANG & SUZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2023-- Connect Biopharma Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: CNTB) (Connect Biopharma or the Company), a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing T cell-driven therapies to treat inflammatory diseases, today announced that two abstracts from its CBP-201 clinical development program in atopic dermatitis (AD) have been accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), March 17-21, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. Specifically, data from the Phase 2b CBP-201 global trial in moderate-to-severe AD will be presented as an online e-poster with an oral presentation. Data from stage 1 of the ongoing pivotal CBP-201 China trial in moderate-to-severe AD has been accepted as a late-breaking abstract for oral presentation.

Online e-Poster with Oral Presentation

“Rapid and Sustained Improvements with CBP-201 Across All Body Regions: Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in a Phase 2b, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial (CBP-201-WW001)”

Online Oral Presentation and e-Poster: March 17, 2:30-2:35 PM Central Time

Abstract: #4448

Late-Breaker Oral Presentation

“CBP-201, a next-generation IL-4Rα antibody, achieved all primary and secondary efficacy endpoints in the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD): A randomized, double-blind, pivotal trial in China (CBP-201-CN002)”

March 18, 2023, 1:40 PM1:50 PM Central Time, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Theater B

“We are delighted that abstracts from our global and China-only CBP-201 trials in atopic dermatitis have been accepted by the AAD for oral presentation, and in particular that our China trial data was granted the late-breaking abstract distinction,” said Zheng Wei, Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO of Connect Biopharma. “We look forward to sharing our AD data, which we believe will continue to demonstrate CBP-201 differentiation, at this prestigious conference.”

About Connect Biopharma Holdings Limited

Connect Biopharma is a global, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company applying its expertise in T cell biology and deep knowledge of the drug discovery industry to develop innovative therapies to treat chronic inflammatory diseases with the goal of improving the lives of millions of those affected around the world. The Company is building a rich pipeline of proprietary small molecules and antibodies, using functional T cell assays, to screen and discover potent product candidates against validated immune targets. The Company’s lead product candidate, CBP-201, is an antibody designed to target interleukin-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα) in development for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) and asthma. The Company’s second most advanced product candidate, CBP-307, is a modulator of S1P1 T cell receptor and is in development for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). The Company’s third product candidate, CBP-174, is a peripherally acting antagonist of histamine receptor 3, in development for the treatment of pruritus associated with AD.

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