Apollomics Inc. Announces CEO Guo-Liang Yu, PhD Appointed as Chairman of the Board for the BayHelix Group

Apollomics Inc., an innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery and development of mono- and combination- oncology therapies, today announced that Guo-Liang Yu, PhD, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Apollomics, was recently appointed to Chairman of the Board for the BayHelix Group, effective January 2022.

“I am honored to be selected by my peers to help guide the BayHelix Group as it continues to foster biotech innovations and expand business opportunities within the broad life sciences ecosystem globally,” said Dr. Yu. “For 20 years, the BayHelix group has been an instrumental connection between emerging Chinese companies and the rest of the world. As a dual U.S. and China biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative therapies for cancer treatment, Apollomics has been actively involved with BayHelix since our inception. I look forward to offering my expertise and insights, and working with my distinguished BayHelix board of directors and fellow members, to further our goals towards connecting biopharmaceutical companies around the world.”

About BayHelix Group

The BayHelix Group is a non-profit professional organization of business leaders with a mission to shape the growth of the life sciences and healthcare industry. Founded in 2001 in the San Francisco Bay Area, BayHelix has grown to over 800 members globally with a strong presence in China and the US. BayHelix aspires to foster and create business opportunities, supply and nurture leaders for the community, and network and share information and experience among its members. The diverse membership base covers many of the world’s top pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, leading professional services and investment firms, as well as start-up biotech companies in China and the US. BayHelix membership is by-invitation only. Over two thirds of members are C-level executives. The majority of them are cross trained in science and business as well as bilingual in Chinese and English. BayHelix has become an influential organization that connects emerging biopharmaceutical companies in China to their counterparts around the world.

About Apollomics Inc.

Apollomics Inc. is an innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery and development of monotherapies and combination therapies of tumor-targeting and immuno-oncology agents. The Company’s product pipeline has several programs at different stages of development, including novel, humanized monoclonal antibodies that restore the body’s immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells, and targeted therapies against uncontrolled growth signaling pathways. Apollomics has operating entities in Foster City, California, USA, Hangzhou and Shanghai, China. For more information, please visit www.apollomicsinc.com.

Contact Information:

Investor Contact:
Wilson W. Cheung
Chief Financial Officer
(650) 209-4436
wcheung@apollomicsinc.com

U.S.

Apollomics Inc. Doses First Patient in Phase 3 Clinical Trial with APL-106 (Uproleselan Injection) in Chinese Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Apollomics Inc., an innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery and development of mono- and combination- oncology therapies, today announced that the first patient has been successfully dosed in a Phase 3 clinical trial of APL-106 (uproleselan injection) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in China. Apollomics licensed the Greater China rights for uproleselan from GlycoMimetics.

“As our first Phase 3 clinical trial, dosing of the first patient with APL-106 is a major inflection point for Apollomics as we now become a company in late-stage development,” said Guo-Liang Yu, PhD, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “AML is a highly aggressive hematological cancer, and the prognosis of patients with relapsed or refractory disease is extremely poor. APL-106 acts via an innovative mechanism that drives cancer cells out of the bone marrow, making them a prime target to be killed by chemotherapy. This combined treatment approach could have a meaningful impact on the lives of patients living with relapsed or refractory AML.”

The Phase 3 trial with APL-106 is part of the overall development program for Apollomics in China that also includes an ongoing Phase 1 pharmacokinetics (PK) and tolerability study. The Phase 3 clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, bridging study that will evaluate the efficacy of uproleselan in combination with chemotherapy, compared to chemotherapy alone, for treating relapsed/refractory AML, in Chinese patients. The trial will enroll approximately 140 adult patients with primary refractory AML or relapsed AML (first or second untreated relapse) and eligible to receive induction chemotherapy.

The primary endpoint for the trial is overall survival. Secondary outcome measures include the rate and duration of remission, and whether uproleselan could reduce the rate of oral mucositis, a chemotherapy-related side effect. Apollomics expects to conduct this study at approximately 20 blood cancer clinical research centers across China. Additional information on the Phase 3 trial can be found on clinicaltrials.gov (NCT05054543)

About APL-106 (uproleselan injection)

APL-106 (uproleselan injection) is an innovative drug discovered and developed by GlycoMimetics. Uproleselan (yoo’ pro le’ sel an) is designed to block E-selectin (an adhesion molecule on cells in the bone marrow) from binding with blood cancer cells, thereby disrupting the mechanism of leukemic cell resistance within the bone marrow microenvironment. Apollomics licensed uproleselan from GlycoMimetics, and Apollomics has the rights to clinical development, production and commercial sales in the Greater China market (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to uproleselan for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia. APL-106 has also been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE) of the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) in China.

About Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It is an aggressive disease that causes the bone marrow to produce immature cells that are unable to carry out their normal function and develop into leukemia cells. In the U.S., there are approximately 20,000 new cases of AML each year, and the 5-year survival rate is 28.7%1. The annual incidence of AML in China in 2019 is approximately 26,9002, and relapsed/refractory AML has an extremely poor prognosis.

1National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program
2CIC Report

About Apollomics Inc.

Apollomics Inc. is an innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery and development of monotherapies and combination therapies of tumor-targeting and immuno-oncology agents. The Company’s product pipeline has several programs at different stages of development, including novel, humanized monoclonal antibodies that restore the body’s immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells, and targeted therapies against uncontrolled growth signaling pathways. Apollomics has operating entities in Foster City, California, USA, Hangzhou and Shanghai, China. For more information, please visit www.apollomicsinc.com.

Contact Information:

Investor Contact:
Wilson W. Cheung
Chief Financial Officer
(650) 209-4436
wcheung@apollomicsinc.com

U.S.