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Data from Three Abstracts Validating Potential of BIND Therapeutics’ AccurinsTM to be Presented at American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

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BIND Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIND) , a clinical-stage nanomedicine platform company developing targeted and programmable therapeutics called Accurins, today announced the online availability of three abstracts that will be presented during the April 18-22 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The abstracts were published online at

“We are very pleased with the high quality of our data being presented at AACR and believe these data further validate the ability of our Accurins to control the biodistribution of therapeutic payloads and target diseased cells while minimizing on target but off tissue toxicities, thereby creating the potential for best-in-class therapeutics,” said Andrew Hirsch, president and chief executive officer of BIND. “The posters also reflect our commitment to creating innovative collaborations with leading biopharmaceutical companies to augment our internal pipeline and fully leverage our proprietary nanomedicine platform.”

The posters will include preclinical and clinical pharmacokinetic data from BIND’s lead Accurin compound, BIND-014, and preclinical data from BIND’s collaboration with AstraZeneca on the Aurora B kinase inhibitor Accurin-AZD1152HQPA (AZD2811).

Poster presentations at AACR include the following:


  • Poster title: Pharmacokinetic of BIND-014 (docetaxel nanoparticles for injectable suspension) in preclinical species and patients with advanced solid tumors (Abstract #5514, Poster board #2)
  • Date/time: April 22, 2015; 8 am – 12 pm EDT
  • Poster session category: Chemistry
  • Location: Poster section 36

Accurin AZD1152HQPA (AZD2811)

  • Collaborator: AstraZeneca
  • Poster Title: AZD1152HQPA Accurin nanoparticles inhibit growth of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas and small cell lung cancer (Abstract #3102, Poster board #15)
  • Date/time: April 21, 2015; 8 am – 12 pm EDT
  • Poster session category: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Location: Poster section 9
  • Poster Title: Imaging AZD1152HQPA Accurin nanoparticle accumulation in preclinical tumors (Abstract #3678, Poster board #11)
  • Date/time: April 21, 2015; 8 am – 12 pm EDT
  • Poster session category: Chemistry
  • Location: Poster section 35

About AccurinsTM

Accurins are BIND’s targeted and programmable therapeutics, which are designed, utilizing BIND’s medicinal nanoengineering platform, with specified physical and chemical characteristics to target specific cells or tissues and concentrate a therapeutic payload at the site of disease to enhance efficacy while minimizing adverse effects on healthy tissues. Accurins are polymeric nanoparticles that incorporate a therapeutic payload and are designed to have prolonged circulation within the bloodstream, enable targeting of the diseased tissue or cells, and provide for the controlled and timely release of the therapeutic payload. BIND has demonstrated in preclinical studies that Accurins can improve tumor growth suppression, achieve higher concentrations of the payload in tumors compared to the payload administered in conventional form, and have pharmacokinetics and tolerability differentiated from their therapeutic payloads.

About BIND Therapeutics

BIND Therapeutics is a clinical-stage nanomedicine platform company developing a pipeline of Accurins, its novel targeted therapeutics designed to increase the concentration and duration of therapeutic payloads at disease sites while reducing exposure to healthy tissue. BIND is leveraging its Medicinal Nanoengineering platform to develop a pipeline of Accurins targeting hematological and solid tumors and has a number of strategic collaborations with biopharmaceutical companies to develop Accurins in areas of high unmet need. BIND’s lead drug candidate, BIND-014, is a prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) -targeted Accurin that contains docetaxel, a clinically-validated and widely-used cancer chemotherapy drug. BIND-014 is currently in development for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, in patients with KRAS mutations or squamous histology. In addition, BIND plans to initiate clinical trials with BIND-014 in cervical, bladder, head and neck and cholangio cancers in 2015. BIND is also advancing BIND-510, its second PSMA-targeted Accurin drug candidate containing vincristine, a potent microtubule inhibitor with dose limiting peripheral neuropathy in its conventional form, through important preclinical studies to position it for an Investigational New Drug (IND) application filing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016. Lastly, BIND is developing Accurins designed to inhibit PLK1 and KSP, both of which BIND believes are promising anti-mitotic targets that have been limited in the clinic due to myelotoxicity prior to reaching therapeutic doses.

BIND has announced ongoing collaborations with Pfizer Inc., AstraZeneca AB, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and Merck & Co., or Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada), to develop Accurins based on their proprietary therapeutic payloads and targeting ligands.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including expectations regarding our potential creation of best-in-class therapeutics; the abstracts and data being presented at AACR; BIND-014, including without limitation planned clinical trials of BIND-014 in 2015; Accurins, and developing a pipeline of Accurins; BIND-510, including without limitation our plan to file an IND application with the FDA in 2016; and statements regarding upcoming events and presentations.

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