VBI Vaccines Inc. (Nasdaq: VBIV) (TSX: VBV) (“VBI”) is scheduled to present at the 4th Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 11:15 AM ET. The event is being held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, MA.
During the presentation, eVLP Delivery of Novel Foreign Antigens Elicits Polyvalent Anti-Tumor Immunity, Adam Buckley, VBI’s Vice President of Business Development, will summarize recent progress in the company’s glioblastoma multiforme (“GBM”) and medulloblastoma (“MB”) immunotherapy programs, including new data that demonstrates VBI-1901’s ability to stimulate dendritic cell responses.
VBI’s eVLP Platform allows for the design of enveloped (“e”) virus-like particle (“VLP”) vaccines. VBI has applied its eVLP Platform in the development of VBI-1901, a multivalent therapeutic vaccine candidate designed to direct an immune response against cytomegalovirus (“CMV”) viral antigens that are frequently expressed in certain cancers, including GBM1, MB2, and breast3. In preclinical studies, VBI-1901 stimulated immune responses critical to efficacious anti-tumor immunity, including CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses in GBM patient samples.
New preclinical data demonstrates VBI-1901’s ability to recruit and activate dendritic cells, as evidenced by induction of proinflammatory IL-8 cytokine and CCL3 chemokine responses in an ex vivo model. Dendritic cells are critical to antigen presentation and the initiation of an adaptive immune response.
“VBI-1901 has the potential to be an off-the-shelf immunotherapy that activates both T cells and dendritic cells,” said Mr. Buckley. “Leveraging tumor associated viral antigens, in this case CMV, allows VBI-1901 to harness the immune system’s vigorous antiviral response to directly target CMV-infected tumors.”
- Event: 4th Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit
- Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
- Time: 11:15 AM ET
- Location: Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, MA
- Event Website: http://www.immuno-
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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.
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