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Tue. 23 Nov 2021, 4:05pm ETBenzinga
In: Press Releases

Aura Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:AURA), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a novel class of virus-like drug conjugate (VDC) therapies for multiple oncology indications including ocular and urologic cancers, today announced that Elisabet de los Pinos, Chief Executive Officer of Aura, will participate in a fireside chat at the 4th Annual Evercore ISI HealthCONx conference taking place on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time.

A live webcast of the fireside chat will be available on the "Investors & Media" page under the "Events & Presentations" section of the Company's website at https://ir.aurabiosciences.com/events-and-presentations, where a replay of the webcast will be archived for 90 days following the presentation date.

About Aura Biosciences

Aura Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a novel class of virus-like drug conjugate (VDC) therapies for multiple oncology indications including ocular and urologic cancers. Aura's technology utilizes VDCs to target and destroy cancer cells selectively while activating the immune system to create long lasting anti-tumor immunity. The company has the goal of developing this technology in multiple cancer indications with an initial focus in ocular oncology, life-threatening eye cancers, the majority of which have no approved drugs available for treatment. Aura's lead product candidate belzupacap sarotalocan (AU-011) is currently in Phase 2 development for the first line treatment of indeterminate lesions and small choroidal melanoma, a vision- and life-threatening form of eye cancer where standard of care radioactive treatment leaves patients with major vision loss and severe comorbidities. AU-011 was well tolerated in a Phase 1b/2 trial, demonstrating a statistically significant growth rate reduction in patients with prior active growth and high levels of tumor control with visual acuity preservation in a majority of patients.  We believe these data provide the potential to introduce a new standard of care in choroidal melanoma and treat patients with early-identified lesions for whom no treatments are currently available. Future clinical development for AU-011 is planned throughout ocular oncology, including in choroidal metastases where Aura expects to file an IND during the second half of 2022. The unique mechanism of action of Aura's HSPG-targeting VDCs also enables development of AU-011 as a platform broadly across multiple solid tumors; the first clinical trial of AU-011 outside ocular oncology is planned for the second half of 2022 in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, a high unmet medical need where patients have poor treatment options and tumor progression leads to cystectomy (bladder removal) and a high risk of metastases.  Future pipeline growth is expected to include additional drug conjugates for broad oncology applications. Aura is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.