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    Times:2020.01.23   Views:     Author:CStone

    Suzhou, China; January 23, 2020 -- CStone Pharmaceuticals (“CStone” or the “Company”, HKEX: 2616) announced that it successfully hosted its 2020 U.S. R&D Day in New York on January 21. CStone’s management team highlighted major milestones the Company had achieved in research, clinical development, business development and commercialization strategies since its establishment. The management team also provided updates on the progress of the Company’s pipeline. Leading academics and key opinion leaders from China and the United States provided insights on the latest trends in the transformation of cancer treatments in China.

    Targeting five indications, CStone plans to submit five NDAs in 2020 for CS1001, an anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody; pralsetinib, a RET inhibitor; and AYVAKITTM (avapritinib), a KIT and PDGFRA inhibitor, in Mainland China and Taiwan. The Company plans to release the top-line data from seven ongoing clinical trials of these three drug candidates. CStone will focus on developing and commercializing innovative immuno-oncology therapies and precision medicines to address the unmet needs in cancer treatment in China and globally, and drive its Pipeline 2.0 strategy to accelerate its transition toward a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company with a unique and efficient R&D platform. Moreover, the Company plans to submit NDAs for around 10 indications for four products in the next two to three years.

    “China’s biopharmaceutical industry is undergoing significant transformation, and CStone is at the forefront of this paradigm shift. With a strategy focused on large cancer indications in China, unmet patient needs, and combination therapies, we are currently conducting over 30 clinical trials, including 13 registrational studies, and 14 combination trials,” said Dr. Frank Jiang, Chairman and CEO of CStone. “We are very pleased that Shirley Zhao has joined us as General Manager for Greater China and Head of Commercial Operations, at this inflection point in CStone’s transition from clinical-stage to commercial-stage. In the next two to three years, Shirley will lead the establishment of CStone’s commercialization capabilities and the launch of multiple innovative products in the Greater China region. Leveraging our unique and highly efficient early-stage clinical development platform, we will continue to strengthen our pipeline and drive biopharmaceutical innovations in China.”

    About CStone
    CStone Pharmaceuticals (HKEX:2616) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative immuno-oncology and precision medicines to address the unmet medical needs of cancer patients in China and worldwide. Established in 2015, CStone has assembled a world-class management team with extensive experience in innovative drug development, clinical research, and commercialization. The company has built an oncology-focused pipeline of 15 drug candidates with a strategic emphasis on immuno-oncology combination therapies. Currently, 5 late-stage candidates are at pivotal trials. With an experienced team, a rich pipeline, a robust clinical development-driven business model and substantial funding, CStone’s vision is to become globally recognized as a leading Chinese biopharmaceutical company by bringing innovative oncology therapies to cancer patients worldwide.

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