Tmunity Therapeutics to Sell to Kite

Palo Alto – December 22, 2022 – Cooley advised Tmunity, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, on its agreement to sell to Kite, a global biopharmaceutical company. Partners Mark Weeks, Ben Beerle and Marya Postner led the Cooley team.

The acquisition will provide Kite with pre-clinical and clinical programs, as well as an ‘armored’ chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T technology platform – which can be applied to a variety of CAR T-cell therapies to enhance anti-tumor activity – and processes for rapid manufacture of CAR T-cell therapies. Tmunity’s prostate-specific membrane antigen and prostate stem cell antigen assets are not part of the Kite acquisition and will be spun out by Tmunity before the closing and as part of the transaction.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Tmunity is focused on transforming the future of CAR T-cell therapies by developing the next generation of engineered T-cell treatments, innovative manufacturing processes and technologies.

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Related Contacts
Mark Weeks  Partner Palo Alto
Ben Beerle  Partner San Francisco
Marya Postner  Partner Palo Alto
Chen Chen  Associate Palo Alto
Jenny Ge  Associate San Francisco
Megan Browdie  Partner Washington, DC
Ross Eberly  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Todd Gluth  Partner San Diego
Kate Hillier  Partner Seattle, Palo Alto
Phil Mitchell  Partner New York
Howard Morse  Partner Washington, DC
David Walsh  Partner Reston
Natasha Leskovsek  Of Counsel Washington, DC
Stella Sarma  Special Counsel Brussels, London
Andrew Bae  Associate Washington, DC
Baasit Bhutta  Associate Palo Alto
Paula Fleckenstein  Associate Reston
John Forrest  Associate Boston
Joyce Li  Associate Chicago
Lindsey O'Crump  Associate Washington, DC
Maya Rahwanji   Associate New York
Patrick Sharma  Associate Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Rubin Waranch  Associate Washington, DC
Zimu Yang  Associate Washington, DC
Freddy Yip  Associate Hong Kong