Hillstream BioPharma Provides Business Review with Key Pipeline Updates

February 14th, 2022

Continued development and validation of HSB-1216 as a leading Ferroptosis inducer to enter the clinic

 Successful Closing of a $15 million Initial Public Offering on January 14, 2022

 R&D Day to Review Novel Emerging Pipeline on February 24, 2022

 Bridgewater, NJ – February 14, 2022 — Hillstream BioPharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: HILS) (“Hillstream”, the “Company”), a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutic candidates targeting ferroptosis, an emerging new anti-cancer mechanism resulting in iron mediated cell death for drug resistant and devastating cancers, provided a business review along with key pipeline updates.

“We have made tremendous progress at Hillstream over the past year culminating in our successful $15 million IPO with a NASDAQ listing a month ago,” stated Randy Milby, Hillstream’s Chief Executive Officer, “Our deep roots in scientific innovation and discovery over the past decade, has allowed us to build tailor-made multi-omics ferroptotic datasets across multiple oncologic diseases to power discovery campaigns which leverage our Quatramer™ tumor-targeting platform thus bringing unprecedented therapeutics to patients suffering from devastating cancers.”


  • Emerging novel mechanism of action, Ferroptosis/IMCD (Iron mediated cell death) with human proof-of-concept study showing promising efficacy in multiple solid tumors from the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Non-clinical research using HSB-1216 in the unmet need indications of platinum-resistant small cell lung cancer as a single agent and in combination with doxorubicin in TNBC (triple negative breast cancer). 2021 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Abstract Number 3107: HSB-1216 A Novel Agent for the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Resistant ES-Small Cell Lung Cancer; and Abstract Number 3082: Synergistic Inhibition of TNBC cell growth by novel doxorubicin/salinomycin – encapsulated dual drug nanoparticles
  • Continuing to explore additional indications including NSCLC (Non-small cell lung cancer) and AML (acute myeloid leukemia)
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to HSB-1216 for the treatment of small cell lung cancer. The ODD designation provides seven years of market exclusivity post approval.
  • AACR E-poster Number 492- (Abstract 803) in 2020 A Novel QUATRA Acquisition of a ferroptosis inducer portfolio with related global patents, non-clinical data, other filings and know-how. The licensed products are various novel small molecules with increased efficacy against a sub-group of solid tumors including breast, pancreatic and prostate. The increased potency of these compounds along with a wider therapeutic index makes them attractive as backups to HSB-1216.
  • AACR E-Poster Number 491 – (Abstract 738) in 2020 – Encapsulation of the stem cell inhibitor Salinomycin in novel QUATRAMER sustained injectable suspension (HSB-1216) for the treatment of small cell lung cancer
  • AACR Abstract Number 3107 in 2021: HSB-1216 A Novel Agent for the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Resistant ES-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Continuing IND enabling studies to launch human studies last in 2022


QUATRAMER™ Tumor Targeting Platform

  • Novel tumor targeting platform for small molecules, biologics (including ADNCs, ADCs and scFv’s)
  • QUATRAMER is our key platform, poised to enter the Immuno-oncology (IO) space with a novel technology that we believe may provide a non-viral tumor specific delivery vehicle of cytokines with high efficacy in tumors with too narrow a therapeutic index for clinical feasibility, including TNF-alpha and others
  • Collaboration with the Ardena Group, a world-class Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO to secure manufacturing feasibility and capacity for QUATRAMER portfolio. The Ardena Group aligns with our strategy of partnering with the best collaborators.

World-Class Scientific Advisory Board

  • Expansion of our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with the addition of Scott J. Dixon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology, Stanford University and Faculty Fellow of Stanford’s ChEM-H initiative and Member, Stanford Cancer Institute.
  • Chairman of the SAB: Donald Kufe, M.D.: Professor Distinguished Physician, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Leader of DFCI/HCC Development Therapeutics; Member of NCI Investigational Drug Steering Committee; NCI Moonshot Immuno-oncology Translational Network
  • Kwok-Kin Wong, M.D.: Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology at The Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. Professor, Oncology, Dept. of Medicine; Director, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Joseph Paul Eder. M.D.: Professor of Medicine, Yale Cancer Center; Developmental Therapeutics – Phase 1 program
  • Jonathan O. Rayner, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the University of South Alabama
  • Paul Richardson, M.D.: Director of Clinical Research, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center at Dana Farber; Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • Harpal Singh, Ph.D.: Professor of Biomedical Engineering, IIT-Delhi; Published 150+ publications and numerous patents in polymer chemistry
  • Richard Stone, M.D.: Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Chief of Staff & Director of Translational Research in the Leukemia Division at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • David Weaver, Ph.D.: CSO, FemtoDX; Former Head, Translational Medicine, Biomarkers, Verastem Inc.
  • Surender Kharbanda, Ph.D.: Chief Founding Scientist, Hillstream; Head of Discovery, ILEX Oncology; CSO, Genus Oncology; 30+ years of drug discovery and development experience


  • ASCO Abstract No. e15047 Co-loading of an anthracycline analogue Pirarubicin and Salinomycin in a 1:3 ratio into Quatramer biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles synergistically inhibit growth of triple-negative breast cancer. Summarizes non-clinical research in which HSB-1216 is being studied in combination with pirarubicin as dual drug-combination in a novel unique ratio in Quatramers for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).
  • HSB-888 has received Rare Pediatric Disease Designation (RPD) and Orphan Drug Designation for Osteosarcoma
  • Loading of an anthracycline analogue Pirarubicin and Salinomycin in a 1:3 ratio into Quatramer biodegradable polymeric platform synergistically inhibits growth of TNBC (triple-negative breast cancer) cancer cells.


  • Novel bi-functional mechanism of action targeting HDAC6 and PI3K-delta
  • Third renewal in Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Exploring use of Quatramer with HDAC6-PI3K-delta dual inhibitor in BCL-2 inhibitor resistant AML (acute myeloid leukemia), ALL (acute lymphoid leukemia) and MM (multiple myeloma)

TridentAI / Hillstream Ferroptomic Atlas / UMASS – CRISPR

  • Collaboration with University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School to determine the chemogenetic interactions of HSB-1216, which utilizes the novel Quatramer technology, to further advance the Hillstream Ferroptomic Atlas for development of novel targets, gene regulatory networks and biomarkers.
  • Using CRISPR mediated genome editing we plan to uncover novel targets and gene regulatory networks in ferroptosis / iron mediated cell death (IMCD) pathways

About Hillstream BioPharma Inc.

Hillstream BioPharma, Inc. is a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutic candidates targeting ferroptosis, an emerging new anti-cancer mechanism resulting in iron mediated cell death for drug resistant and devastating cancers. Hillstream’s most advanced candidate is HSB-1216, an IMCD modulator, targeting a variety of solid tumors.  The active drug in HSB-1216 was found to be efficacious in a clinical pilot study in Germany in devastating cancers, including triple negative breast cancer and epithelial carcinomas. Hillstream intends to start a clinical study with HSB-1216 in 2022 to expand upon the existing early clinical proof-of-concept. Hillstream uses Quatramer™, our proprietary tumor targeting platform, to enhance the uptake of HSB-1216 in the tumor microenvironment with an extended duration of action and minimal off-target toxicity. In addition, Trident Artificial Intelligence, Hillstream’s artificial intelligence precision medicine platform, is used to identify biomarkers in our clinical programs to target a specific patient segment most likely to benefit.  For more information, please visit tharimmune.com.

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