Bicycle Therapeutics Announces Publication of Paper Highlighting Preclinical Data from BT8009 Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Program

CAMBRIDGE, England, & BOSTON, September 19, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bike Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: BCYC), a biotechnology company pioneering a new, differentiated class of therapeutics based on its proprietary bicyclic peptide (Bike®) technology, today announced that a paper highlighting preclinical data from BT8009, a Nectin-4 targeting Bike Toxin Conjugate, was published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. The article, entitled “BT8009: targeting Nectin-4 Bike® Toxin Conjugate for treatment of solid tumors” is available online via this link.

“Having already announced positive interim results from our ongoing Phase I trial of BT8009, we are pleased to describe the work leading to its identification and the preclinical studies that support its potential to rapidly diffuse into solid tumor cells and kill them.” said Nicholas Keen, Ph.D., chief scientific officer of Bicycle Therapeutics. “The data published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics describe the preclinical efficacy of BT8009 in a wide range of cell-derived xenograft and patient-derived xenograft tumor models, with complete tumor regression frequently observed in large and small tumors. We look forward to providing additional clinical data on BT8009 later this year.”

About Bicycle Therapeutics

Bicycle Therapeutics (NASDAQ: BCYC) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of drugs, called Bicycles, for diseases underserved by existing therapeutics. Bicycles are fully synthetic short peptides constrained by scaffolds of small molecules to form two loops that stabilize their structural geometry. This constraint facilitates binding to the target with high affinity and selectivity, making Bicycles attractive candidates for drug development. Bicycle is currently evaluating BT5528, a second-generation Bicycle Toxin Conjugate (BTC®) targeting EphA2; BT8009, a second-generation BTC targeting Nectin-4, a well-validated tumor antigen; and BT7480, a Bicycle TICA® targeting Nectin-4 and stressful CD137, in company-sponsored Phase I/II trials. Additionally, BT1718, a BTC that targets MT1-MMP, is being studied in an ongoing Phase I/IIa clinical trial sponsored by the Cancer Research UK Center for Drug Development. Bicycle is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with many key functions and members of its management team located in Lexington, MA. For more information, visit

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