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2011-03-26 08:45:00

A drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. shown to help prolong the lives of people suffering from advanced skin cancer has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday.The injectable drug, called Yervoy (ipilimumab), is used for late-stage melanoma. Bristol-Myers Squibb aims to use the drug to harness the body's immune system to target and attack melanoma tumors."Yervoy is the first therapy approved by the FDA to clearly demonstrate that patients with metastatic melanoma live...

2011-02-09 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer by normalizing the immune response, presented results from preclinical studies with TRX518, a first-in-class immunomodulatory agent for the treatment of cancer. TRX518 is a monoclonal antibody reactive with the glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor (GITR) and is designed to enhance the immune system's anti-tumor...

2010-12-14 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer by modulating T cell activity, today announced that it has initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic profiles of TRX518, a monoclonal antibody designed to enhance the immune system by enabling T cells to more effectively attack cancer cells. The Phase 1 trial will...

2010-12-01 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies by modulating T cell activity, and the Cancer Vaccine Acceleration Fund (CVAF) -- a nonprofit program of the Cancer Research Institute established in partnership with the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research -- today announced they entered into a collaborative research agreement to support development of Tolerx's drug candidate, TRX518, a monoclonal antibody...

2010-09-28 05:28:00

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2010-09-20 06:59:00

NESS ZIONA, Israel, September 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NasVax (TASE: NSVX) announces that it has initiated recruitment and dosing in a Phase 2a clinical trial for oral anti-CD3 (aCD3) monoclonal antibody (MAb) immunotherapy. This study is being conducted at Hadassah Medical Center - Hebrew University in Jerusalem Israel in subjects with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a serious inflammatory disease of the liver, and including those with metabolic syndrome. This Phase 2a...

2010-08-17 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MabVax Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of vaccine and antibody based therapies to address the unmet medical need of preventing recurrent cancer, announces that it has received a Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) under the agency's Streamlined Non-competing Award Procedures (SNAP). Under the SNAP procedures, both initial and follow-on...

2010-08-10 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MabVax Therapeutics Inc., a privately held clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of vaccine and antibody based therapies to address the unmet medical need of preventing recurrent cancer, announces that it has received the follow-on Phase 2 grant award from the National Cancer Institute under the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR). The grant is in the amount of $1,100,000 over the next two years subject to...

2010-08-09 10:10:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lentigen Corporation, a biotechnology company specializing in the development and manufacture of lentiviral gene delivery technologies, announced today that it has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research grant (SBIR) for a program on "Clinical Vector for TCR Immunotherapy Targeted to Melanoma". In this program, Lentigen will collaborate with Dr. Michael Nishimura, Professor of Surgery, at the Medical...

2010-06-29 07:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI), today announced the publication of pre-clinical data in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), demonstrating the potency of new product candidates based on the Company's proprietary BiTE® antibody technology. BiTE antibodies are a new class of agents designed to harness a patient's T cells to kill cancer cells. Results published in PNAS characterize new BiTE antibodies...