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VBI Vaccines to Host Hepatitis B Key Opinion Leader Meeting

By June 10, 2016June 13th, 2016No Comments

VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV and TSX: VBV) (“VBI”) will host a hepatitis B (“HBV”) Key Opinion Leader meeting on Monday, June 13 at 12:00 PM ET. The event is being held at the Lotte New York Palace in New York City.

The event will feature keynote presentations by Dr. Daniel Shouval, M.D. and Dr. Florian Schödel, M.D., who will discuss new approaches to vaccination against hepatitis B as well as the unmet medical need. In addition, members of the VBI management team will provide an overview of Sci-B-Vac®, a third-generation HBV vaccine that mimics all three viral surface antigens of the hepatitis B virus. Sci-B-Vac is approved in Israel and in 14 other countries and has demonstrated a favorable safety and efficacy profile in over 300,000 patients.

At the time of the event, a live webcast will be available at:

Dr. Shouval is a Professor of Medicine and the former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, where he established Israel’s first liver unit in 1983. He is a visiting Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has held similar positions at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of Paris. Dr. Shouval currently serves as a standing adviser to the European Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board and the World Health Organization (“WHO”), and has previously served as both President and Chairman of the Educational Committee of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (“EASL”).

Dr. Schödel has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical, biotech industry, and academic experience leading teams in the development of vaccines and biologics. A physician and microbiologist by training, Dr. Schödel holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Munich and at the Biodesign Center of ASU. Dr. Schödel’s research has focused on novel recombinant vaccines against diseases including hepatitis B, malaria, and typhoid. He has led the clinical teams responsible for several successful vaccine filings in the U.S., the European Union, and globally, including several pediatric combination vaccines.

The event is intended for institutional investors and sell-side analysts only. If you would like to attend, please contact Mac MacDonald at (212) 915-2567 or via e-mail at

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About VBI Vaccines

VBI Vaccines Inc. (“VBI”) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a next generation of vaccines to address unmet needs in infectious disease and immuno-oncology. VBI’s first marketed product is Sci-B-Vac®, a hepatitis B (“HBV”) vaccine that mimics all three viral surface antigens of the hepatitis B virus; Sci-B-Vac is approved for use in Israel and 14 other countries. VBI’s eVLP Platform technology allows for the development of enveloped (“e”) virus-like particle (“VLP”) vaccines that closely mimic the target virus to elicit a potent immune response. VBI is advancing a pipeline of eVLP vaccines, with lead programs in cytomegalovirus (“CMV”) and glioblastoma multiforme (“GBM”). VBI is also advancing its LPV™ Thermostability Platform, a proprietary formulation and process that allows vaccines and biologics to preserve stability, potency, and safety. VBI is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with research operations in Ottawa, Canada and research and manufacturing facilities in Rehovot, Israel.

VBI Company Contact

Perri Maduri, Communications Executive
Phone: (617) 830-3031 x124

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Nell Beattie, Director, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Phone: (617) 830-3031 x128

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