Cogent Biosciences to Host Virtual R&D Investor Event

March 29, 2022 at 7:00 AM EDT
Cogent Biosciences

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and BOULDER, Colo., March 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogent Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: COGT), a biotechnology company focused on developing precision therapies for genetically defined diseases, today announced details for its planned Virtual R&D Investor Event on Friday, April 8, 2022, beginning at 4:05 PM EDT. Attendees can register HERE for the event.

Cogent will share updates on recent progress, including additional nonclinical data demonstrating the potential of bezuclastinib as a best-in-class KIT mutant inhibitor, outline its strategy and focus to create best-in-class small molecules for genetically defined diseases, and present early data from its growing pipeline of novel, small molecule targeted therapy programs, including Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 2 (FGFR2).

Featured speakers include:

  • Andrew Robbins, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • John Robinson, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer
  • Jessica Sachs, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Access to the webcast will be available on the investor relations section of Cogent’s website, including an archived replay of the webcast at

The Virtual Investor R&D Event will coincide with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022, taking place April 8-13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, at which Cogent will share data from two poster presentations. The first poster presentation (Abstract 147) will highlight new nonclinical data on the unique properties of bezuclastinib that differentiate it from other KIT inhibitors. Bezuclastinib is currently under clinical investigation in Advanced Systemic Mastocytosis (NCT04996875), Nonadvanced Systemic Mastocytosis (NCT05186753), and imatinib-resistant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) (NCT05208047). A second poster presentation (Abstract 167) will reveal in vitro and in vivo characteristics of a novel series of FGFR inhibitors with potency against clinically relevant mutations. The AACR poster presentations will be made available through the AACR conference website on Friday, April 8 at 1:00 PM EDT, and the in-person poster presentations will occur Sunday, April 10, 1:30 – 5:00 PM CDT.

About Cogent Biosciences, Inc.
Cogent Biosciences is a biotechnology company focused on developing precision therapies for genetically defined diseases. The most advanced clinical program, bezuclastinib, is a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is designed to potently inhibit the KIT D816V mutation as well as other mutations in KIT exon 17. KIT D816V is responsible for driving systemic mastocytosis, a serious disease caused by unchecked proliferation of mast cells. Exon 17 mutations are also found in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), a type of cancer with strong dependence on oncogenic KIT signaling. In addition to bezuclastinib, the Cogent Research Team is developing a portfolio of novel targeted therapies to help patients fighting serious, genetically driven diseases. Cogent Biosciences is based in Cambridge, MA and Boulder, CO. Visit our website for more information at Follow Cogent Biosciences on social media: Twitter and LinkedIn. Information that may be important to investors will be routinely posted on our website and Twitter.

Forward Looking Statements
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