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2011-01-04 07:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaccinex, Inc. announced today that it has received clearance from FDA and will initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of therapeutic antibody candidate VX15/2503 in cancer patients with advanced solid tumors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/NY92716LOGO) VX15/2503 is a novel humanized antibody that blocks the activity of semaphorin 4D (SEMA4D). It is the...

2010-11-01 16:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaccinex, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded three grants by the United States government under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) Program to advance the development of the company's three lead therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, VX15, VX5 and VX35. The QTDP grant program provides support for innovative projects that are determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to have reasonable potential to...

2008-03-05 12:01:03

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaccinex, Inc. announced today that Dr. John E. Leonard has joined its Scientific Advisory Board, and will be actively involved in the strategic planning and execution of the company's therapeutic antibody development programs. Dr. Leonard has over 20 years of experience at Idec and Biogen Idec, having held Senior Director level positions in Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Project Management and Product Development, and Vice President level positions...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'