Celator® Pharmaceuticals to Present Data at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference

Oct 29, 2015, 07:00 ET from Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

EWING, N.J., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPXX) today announced that data from applying the CombiPlex® technology platform to drug combinations incorporating molecularly targeted agents (MTAs) will be presented at the 2015 AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics being held in Boston, MA on November 5-9, 2015.

CombiPlex is well-positioned to address the challenges with the development of combination drug candidates.  Nano-scale delivery systems coordinate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of drug combinations after administration so that the optimal ratio of the two drugs is exposed to tumor cells for prolonged times while reducing drug exposure and toxicity to normal tissues.

Celator is applying this technology to create new drug combinations that target pathways associated with tumor cell growth and/or resistance to treatment.  Such MTAs are being widely pursued with an increasing focus on combining agents that target multiple cellular pathways in order to improve therapeutic responses.

Celator's efforts have focused on two combinations: the heat shock protein 90 inhibitor AUY922 combined with docetaxel and the MEK inhibitor selumetinib combined with the Akt inhibitor ipatasertib.

The poster presentation information is listed below:

Presentation Title:

Coordinated delivery of anticancer drug combinations incorporating molecularly targeted agents provides markedly increased plasma drug exposure, decreased toxicity and increased efficacy in preclinical tumor models


Saturday, November 7, 2015


12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Session Title:

Drug Delivery


Exhibit Hall C-D

Abstract Number:


The poster will be available on Celator's website (www.celatorpharma.com) at the conclusion of the conference.

About Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with locations in Ewing, N.J., and Vancouver, B.C., is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that is transforming the science of combination therapy, and developing products to improve patient outcomes in cancer. Celator's proprietary technology platform, CombiPlex®, enables the rational design and rapid evaluation of optimized combinations incorporating traditional chemotherapies as well as molecularly targeted agents to deliver enhanced anti-cancer activity.  CombiPlex addresses several fundamental shortcomings of conventional combination regimens, as well as the challenges inherent in combination drug development, by identifying the most effective synergistic molar ratio of the drugs being combined in vitro, and fixing this ratio in a nano-scale drug delivery complex to maintain the optimized combination after administration and ensure its exposure to the tumor.  Celator's pipeline includes lead product, VYXEOS™ (CPX-351), a liposomal formulation of cytarabine:daunorubicin being studied for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia; CPX-1, a liposomal formulation of irinotecan:floxuridine being studied for the treatment of colorectal cancer; and a preclinical stage product candidate, CPX-8, a hydrophobic docetaxel prodrug nanoparticle formulation, being studied by the National Cancer Institute's Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory.  The company is advancing the CombiPlex platform and broadening its application to include molecularly targeted therapies.  The company is seeking research and development collaborations, applying its proprietary technologies, with other biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies.

For more information, please visit Celator's website at www.celatorpharma.com. Information on ongoing trials is available at www.clinicaltrials.gov.

Forward-Looking Statements:

To the extent that statements contained in this press release are not descriptions of historical facts regarding Celator, they are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause our clinical development programs, future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Celator undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.  For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of the company in general, see Celator's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other filings by the company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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