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2014-10-14 08:34:03

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAtrix, a clinical-stage oncolytic immunotherapy company, announced that it has completed a $20M Series B equity financing. New investor Morningside Ventures led the round and was joined by existing investors including Mercury Fund, Targeted Technology Fund and others. Ms. Reenie McCarthy has joined the DNAtrix Board of Directors for Morningside. "Securing this funding is a significant milestone that will enable us to advance our lead...

2014-10-07 08:30:55

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAtrix, Inc., experts in oncolytic virus development, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation for DNX-2401, a conditionally-replicative oncolytic adenovirus for malignant glioma. Glioma is the most common form of primary brain cancer, the treatment of which remains a significant unmet medical need. Under the designation, companies are provided with development and commercial...

2014-09-16 08:32:04

HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAtrix, Inc., experts in oncolytic virus development, today announced that the first patient was treated with the company's lead product, DNX-2401, a replication competent adenovirus plus gamma interferon in a randomized, multicenter, open-label Phase Ib study for patients with recurrent glioblastoma. "DNAtrix, in collaboration with leading neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists in the US, is pleased to announce the initiation of our randomized...

2014-09-02 08:30:29

First Marketing Authorization Application for an Oncolytic Immunotherapy in the European Union THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the submission of a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) via the centralized procedure for talimogene laherparepvec seeking approval for the treatment of adults with melanoma that is regionally or distantly metastatic. Talimogene laherparepvec is an...

2014-07-28 10:33:11

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading. One pioneering approach, discussed in a review article published this week in WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, uses...

2014-07-10 08:27:19

SEOUL, South Korea, BUSAN, South Korea and SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SillaJen, Inc., a privately-held biotherapeutics company focused on the development of targeted oncolytic immunotherapy products for cancer, announced today a publication that reviews data from the company's oncolytic immunotherapy program, including its lead product Pexa-Vec. Additionally, the publication outlines the rationale for combination therapy with other cancer immunotherapies, such as...

2014-06-20 08:23:15

BUSAN, South Korea and SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SillaJen, Inc., a privately-held biotherapeutics company focused on the development of targeted oncolytic immunotherapy products for cancer, announced today that the company will make a presentation next week at the BIO Business Forum, which is a part of the 2014 BIO International Convention being held in San Diego, CA. David McDonald, chief business officer of SillaJen, will present on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 2:15...

2014-06-19 16:26:16

Merger Creates Global Leader In Oncolytic Immunotherapy BUSAN, South Korea and SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SillaJen, Inc., a privately-held biotherapeutics company focused on the development of targeted oncolytic immunotherapy products for cancer, announced today that it has completed its name change to SillaJen Biotherapeutics following its acquisition of Jennerex Biotherapeutics. SillaJen's lead product Pexa-Vec (formerly JX-594) demonstrated an overall survival...

2014-06-18 04:21:16

Unique Immuno-Oncolytic Therapy Gets Closer to a More Effective, Safer Cancer Treatment and Potential Cure CLEVELAND, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --­­ Western Oncolytics Ltd., a biotech company specializing in immuno-oncolytic cancer therapies, has closed $275,000 in seed funding. The proceeds are planned to set a path toward clinical trials and execute initial manufacturing for its novel virus-based cancer therapy, which delivers genes to guide the immune system to kill...

2014-06-17 11:02:54

Ohio State University Giving low doses of a particular targeted agent with a cancer-killing virus might improve the effectiveness of the virus as a treatment for cancer, according to a study led by researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Viruses that are designed to kill cancer cells – oncolytic viruses – have shown promise in clinical trials for the...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.