Cell Therapy Company Tevogen Bio Holdings Inc. Prepares to Launch Crucial Genetic Predisposition Study in Preparation to Investigate the Potential of TVGN 489 to Address Critical Unmet Need for Long COVID Treatment

WARREN, N.J.–()–Tevogen Bio Holdings Inc. (‘Tevogen Bio’) (Nasdaq: TVGN)

  • Tevogen’s ExacTcell platform was developed to harness the killing ability of naturally occurring cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), against viral and malignant targets.

  • TVGN 489, a CTL therapy produced by the ExactTcell platform, contains CTLs recognizing multiple protein targets across the SARS-CoV-2 genome. These cells were well tolerated in a completed proof of concept clinical trial in high-risk patients with acute COVID-19, with later stage studies planned in this area.

  • Tevogen plans to assess whether TVGN 489 cells can rapidly eliminate symptoms of Long Covid. To facilitate the development of a Long Covid treatment trial, Tevogen will launch a preliminary study in Q1 2024 to assess whether the development of Long COVID is associated with a key component of an individual’s immune system known as Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA).

  • TVGN 489 CTLs work in conjunction with HLA molecules to recognize and destroy viral targets. HLA types vary from person to person and are known to influence degrees of risk in other infectious settings. Specific HLA types may be associated with more or less protection against a particular infection.

Prior to launching the Long COVID clinical trial, Tevogen seeks to address whether Long COVID occurs more commonly with certain HLA types and less commonly with others, or whether Long COVID occurs randomly in the population regardless of HLA. This effort will help Tevogen generate CTL products recognizing the HLA types that are most commonly associated with Long Covid, if a relationship between Long Covid and HLA type is identified, with the goal of allowing a Long COVID treatment trial to be designed and completed expeditiously.

“We have spent significant resources and time identifying TVGN 489’s targets from across the entire COVID genome. These have remained remarkably durable over the last 4 and a half years. I am highly optimistic that TVGN 489 will offer a meaningful solution for both acute and Long COVID patients,” said Neal Flomenberg, MD, Tevogen’s Chief Scientific Officer.

“Generating this information will provide important insights into the immunologic factors that contribute to Long COVID development and will greatly facilitate the treatment trial we expect to follow,” added Shannon Rudolph, Clinical Scientist at Tevogen

About Tevogen Bio

Tevogen Bio is a clinical-stage specialty immunotherapy company harnessing one of nature’s most powerful immunological weapons, CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes, to develop off-the-shelf, genetically unmodified precision T cell therapies for the treatment of infectious diseases, cancers, and neurological disorders, aiming to address the significant unmet needs of large patient populations. Tevogen leadership believes that sustainability and commercial success in the current era of healthcare rely on ensuring patient accessibility through advanced science and innovative business models. Tevogen has reported positive safety data from its proof-of-concept clinical trial, and its key intellectual property assets are wholly owned by the company, not subject to any third-party licensing agreements. These assets include granted patents and pending patents, two of which are related to artificial intelligence.

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The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents to be filed by Tevogen Bio from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and while Tevogen Bio may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, they assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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