SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report: March 6, 2017
( Date of earliest event reported )
CELLECTAR BIOSCIENCES, INC.
( Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter )
(State or other jurisdiction
3301 Agriculture Drive
Madison, WI 53716
( Address of principal executive offices )
( Registrant's telephone number, including area code )
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|ITEM 7.01||REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE|
On March 6 , 2017, we issued a press release announcing that our president and CEO, Jim Caruso, will present at the 29th Annual Roth Conference on Wednesday, March 15th at 12:30 PM PT, in the Yellow Salon 6 at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, Calif. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
|ITEM 9.01||FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS|
|99.1||Press release dated March 6 , 2017, entitled “Cellectar Biosciences to Present at 29th Annual Roth Conference”|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: March 6, 2017||CELLECTAR BIOSCIENCES, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Chad J. Kolean|
|Name: Chad J. Kolean|
|Title: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
Cellectar Biosciences to Present at 29 th Annual Roth Conference
Madison, Wis. (March 6, 2017) -- Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLRB), an oncology-focused, clinical stage biotechnology company, announces today that its president and CEO, Jim Caruso, will present at the 29 th Annual Roth Conference on Wednesday, March 15 th at 12:30 PM PT, in the Yellow Salon 6 at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, Calif.
Following the presentation, an audio replay of Mr.
Caruso’s remarks will be available on the company's web site, www.cellectar.com, in the investor relations section.
About Phospholipid Drug Conjugates (PDCs)
Cellectar’s product candidates are built upon its patented cancer cell-targeting delivery and retention platform of optimized phospholipid ether-drug conjugates (PDCs). The company deliberately designed its phospholipid ether (PLE) carrier platform to be coupled with a variety of payloads to facilitate both therapeutic and diagnostic applications. The basis for selective tumor targeting of our PDC compounds lies in the differences between the plasma membranes of cancer cells compared to those of normal cells. Cancer cell membranes are highly enriched in lipid rafts, which are glycolipoprotein microdomains of the plasma membrane of cells that contain high concentrations of cholesterol and sphingolipids, and serve to organize cell surface and intracellular signaling molecules. PDCs have been tested in more than 80 different xenograft models of cancer.
About Cellectar Biosciences, Inc.
Cellectar Biosciences is developing phospholipid drug conjugates (PDCs) designed to provide cancer targeted delivery of diverse oncologic payloads to a broad range of cancers and cancer stem cells. Cellectar's PDC platform is based on the company's proprietary phospholipid ether analogs. These novel small-molecules have demonstrated highly selective uptake and retention in a broad range of cancers. Cellectar's PDC pipeline includes product candidates for cancer therapy and cancer diagnostic imaging. The company's lead therapeutic PDC, CLR 131, utilizes iodine-131, a cytotoxic radioisotope, as its payload. CLR 131 is currently being evaluated under an orphan drug designated Phase I clinical study in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. In addition, the company plans to initiate a Phase II clinical study to assess efficacy in a range of B-cell malignancies in the first quarter of 2017. The company is also developing PDCs for targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics such as paclitaxel (CLR 1603-PTX), a preclinical-stage product candidate, and plans to expand its PDC chemotherapeutic pipeline through both in-house and collaborative R&D efforts. For more information please visit www.cellectar.com.
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