August 21, 2008
BioVex Wins Clearance to Initiate Phase I Herpes Vaccine Trial
BioVex has announced that the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has accepted BioVex's clinical trial application to conduct a Phase I clinical study testing the safety and immunogenicity of its lead infectious disease candidate for genital herpes, ImmunoVEX HSV2.
ImmunoVEX HSV2 is a novel live-attenuated vaccine which has been rationally designed to remove the genes that allow herpes virus to avoid the immune system. This should allow the immune system to recognize and mount a powerful immune response against the causative agent of genital herpes.