immatics Wins 2012 TiE50 Award
TUEBINGEN, Germany, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
immatics chosen as a leading company in the life sciences category by the
world’s largest entrepreneurial network
immatics biotechnologies GmbH, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing
advanced therapeutic vaccines that are active against cancer, today announced that it has
been named a 2012 TiE50 winner. These prestigious awards recognize entrepreneurship,
innovation and management excellence within the life sciences, software, Internet, mobile
and energy sectors.
immatics was chosen from more than 2,100 technology start-ups, judged by a panel of
industry experts ranging from venture capital to entrepreneurs. The awards were showcased
on 18-19 May 2012 at 2012 TiEcon, the world’s largest convention dedicated to
entrepreneurs, in Santa Clara, California.
Paul Higham, immatics’ CEO, said: “The TiE50 Award acknowledges immatics’ significant
progress in developing innovative therapies for difficult to treat cancers. The positive
phase 2 results that we have reported with IMA901 for renal cell carcinoma and IMA910 for
colorectal cancer highlight the potential for our multi-peptide cancer vaccines to play an
important role in improving the treatment of cancer. The judges were impressed with the
rapid development of our vaccines, particularly the fast transition of IMA901 into the
phase 3 study. We expect to continue this good progress and to create products with
meaningful benefits for patients.”
About TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)
TiE is a global network dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international
network. Sponsored by top Venture Capital Firms and Fortune 500 corporations, TiE’s
network has grown across 56 chapters in 13 countries comprising of 1,800 experienced
entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 12,000 aspiring entrepreneurs
and professionals as members. More information can be found at http://www.sv.tie.org.
immatics biotechnologies is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing
advanced therapeutic vaccines that are active against cancer. immatics’ lead product,
IMA901, is in a pivotal phase 3 study after completing a successful phase 2 trial in renal
cell carcinoma. immatics’ pipeline also includes IMA910, which has reported improved
overall survival data in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, and IMA950, which is
phase 1 in patients with glioma.
immatics’ technology platform rapidly generates defined therapeutic cancer vaccines
which are based on multiple tumor-associated peptides (TUMAPs) with the ability to
specifically stimulate the immune system against cancer cells. These vaccines – comprising
multiple peptides confirmed to be naturally presented by real tumor tissue – offer the
prospect of greater effectiveness than existing therapeutic approaches combined with fewer
side effects. immatics’ products are ‘drug like’ with stable, off-the-shelf formulations
and robust easily scalable manufacturing.
immatics is based in Tuebingen and Munich, Germany.
For additional information on immatics please visit http://www.immatics.com or contact: Paul Higham, CEO Katrin Eckert/Nikola Wiegeler, Assistants to the Management immatics biotechnologies GmbH Phone: +49-7071-5397-110 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Citigate Dewe Rogerson David Dible/Chris Gardner/Sita Shah Phone: +44-207-638-9571 E-mail: email@example.com