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2012-11-27 04:21:13

LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company developing oral antibody drugs that act locally within the digestive tract, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for AVX-470 for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. AVX-470 is an anti-TNF polyclonal antibody and is the first clinical candidate to come from Avaxia's oral antibody platform. The...

2012-09-17 22:21:22

LEXINGTON, Mass., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company developing oral antibody drugs that act locally within the digestive tract, announced today that the company was awarded U.S. Patent 8,268,971, entitled "Antibody Therapy for Modulating Function of Intestinal Receptors and Methods of Treating Diabetes and Obesity." The patent covers milk derived antibody compositions that specifically target and modulate an apical intestinal...

2012-06-12 06:26:36

LEXINGTON, Mass., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company developing oral antibody drugs, announced today that Michael D. Rivard has joined the company as Vice President, Corporate Development. Mr. Rivard has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and has held senior management positions in corporate development at ArQule, Inc., Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., Galenea Corp., and VaxDesign Corporation. Mr. Rivard also...

2012-05-22 10:24:09

LEXINGTON, Mass., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company developing oral antibody drugs that act locally within the gastrointestinal tract, announced today that the company was awarded U.S. Patent 8,182,818, entitled "Methods of Using Anti-TNF Antibodies for Treating Radiation Damage to the Digestive Tract." This patent provides broad coverage for using topically administered anti-TNF antibodies to treat radiation induced damage to the...

2012-04-26 06:25:26

LEXINGTON, Mass., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotech company using its proprietary platform technology to develop orally-active antibody therapeutics for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, announced today that it has elected Christopher Kiritsy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arisaph Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to its Board of Directors. "I am pleased that Chris has agreed to serve on our Board," said Dr. Barbara Fox, founder, CEO...

2012-03-19 06:24:29

LEXINGTON, Mass., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotech company using its proprietary platform technology to develop orally-active antibody therapeutics for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, is proud to announce that it has received a second round of funding from the National Institutes of Health for its work in inflammatory bowel disease. Avaxia Biologics has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant...

2012-03-01 09:00:00

LEXINGTON, Mass., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotech company using its proprietary platform technology to develop orally-active antibody therapeutics for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, is proud to announce that Dr. Barbara Fox, its founder and CEO, has been was named one of Mass High Tech's Women to Watch in 2012. Mass High Tech's 9th annual Women to Watch awards recognize women in the fields of technology and life sciences, "who are...

2012-02-14 09:00:00

LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotech company developing oral antibody drugs that act locally within the gastrointestinal tract, announced today that the company completed its $4.1 million Series A angel-led financing. Cherrystone Angels of Providence, Rhode Island led the round, with participation from Beacon Angels, Boston Harbor Angels, Launchpad Venture Group, Mass Medical Angels, North Country Angels and other individuals. Dr....

2011-12-13 09:00:00

LEXINGTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotech company developing oral antibody drugs that act locally within the gastrointestinal tract, announced today that the company was awarded U.S. Patent 8,071,101, "Antibody Therapy for Treatment of Diseases Associated With Gluten Intolerance." This patent, which expires on May 27, 2029, provides broad coverage for treating celiac disease using orally administered antibodies produced by the...

2011-11-10 07:00:00

LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotech company developing oral antibody drugs that act locally within the gastrointestinal tract, announced today that the company completed its first close of $2.2 million of a Series A angel-led financing. Cherrystone Angels of Providence, Rhode Island led the round, with participation from Boston Harbor Angels and other undisclosed individuals. Mr. Robert Manning, the co-Chairman of Cherrystone...