VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) ("VBI"), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation infectious disease and immuno-oncology vaccines, will host a conference call and webcast tomorrow morning, June 17, 2019, at 8:00 AM ET. Management looks forward to reviewing top-line data from PROTECT, one of two pivotal Phase 3 studies for Sci-B-Vac®, the company’s trivalent hepatitis B vaccine.
Conference Call and Webcast Details
The live webcast and slide presentation can be accessed via the Events/Presentations page in the investors section of the company’s website, https://www.vbivaccines.com/investors/events-presentations/, or by clicking this link: https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/7ryhzgu2.
A replay of the webcast will be archived on the company’s website for 90 days following the live conference call.
To listen to the live conference call, please dial:
- Toll-free U.S. & Canada Dial-In: (866) 602-1050
- International Dial-In: (409) 231-2052
- Conference ID: 7639339
Sci-B-Vac® is a trivalent hepatitis B vaccine, which is approved for use in Israel and 10 other countries and is currently in a pivotal Phase 3 program in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. This pivotal Phase 3 program consists of two studies, the PROTECT study and the CONSTANT study. Top-line data from the CONSTANT study is expected around year-end 2019. Commercial product distribution data estimates that over 500,000 infants and adults have been safely vaccinated with Sci-B-Vac® in Israel and other markets where the vaccine is approved. In contrast to second-generation hepatitis B vaccines, which contain only one surface antigen (the S antigen) of the hepatitis B virus, Sci-B-Vac® is a trivalent vaccine that contains the S antigen and the pre-S1 and pre-S2 surface antigens. Published data demonstrates that T cell responses to pre-S1 and pre-S2 antigens can further boost responses to the S antigen, resulting in a more immunogenic response.
About Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), and is characterized by liver inflammation, injury, and cell death. The disease can present acutely and resolve on its own, or it can progress to a chronic state. According to the World Health Organization (“WHO”), more than 880,000 people die each year due to HBV-related complications, including cirrhosis and liver cancer, as currently available treatments generate a functional cure in less than 20 percent of those treated. Primary prevention by vaccination, therefore, is considered the best way to control hepatitis B infection.