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Highlight, Merck Partner To To Evaluate Combination Of BO-112 And KEYTRUDA

Highlight Therapeutics has entered into a collaboration with a subsidiary of Merck & Co., under which the companies will focus on the phase II evaluation of the combination of BO-112, Highlight's lead program, and KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) anti-PD-1 therapy, in patients that have progressed on anti-PD-1-based therapy in refractory advanced malignant melanoma.

Highlight Therapeutics, formerly known as Bioncotech Therapeutics, is a private, clinical-stage company focused on immuno-oncology. Its lead drug candidate BO-112, a RNA-based therapy, is currently being investigated in a range of clinical trials as a monotherapy and in combination with checkpoint inhibitors.

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