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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Company News: iOmx Therapeutics raises EUR 40 million in Series A round

- Company establishes top-tier investor base consisting of MPM Capital, Sofinnova Partners, Wellington Partners and Merck Ventures

iOmx Therapeutics AG (iOmx), a biopharmaceutical company developing cancer therapeutics based on novel immune checkpoint targets, today announced the closing of a Series A financing round totaling EUR 40 million. MPM Capital and Sofinnova Partners co-led the round, and were joined by Wellington Partners and Merck Ventures.

iOmx focuses on the development of first-in-class cancer therapeutics addressing next-generation immune checkpoints. By systematically screening human tumor cells, the company has already identified a number of new targets and analyzed their mode of action. The proceeds of the financing round will be used to advance several proprietary product candidates up to initial clinical proof-of-concept.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Company News: ISA Pharmaceuticals’ CSO Prof. Cornelis Melief to Present at CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR Meeting in New York City

- Prof. Melief co-chairs Plenary Session 1: Antigens and Vaccines

ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focusing on rationally designed immunotherapeutics against cancer and persistent viral infections, today announced that Prof. Cornelis Melief, M.D., and Robert D. Schreiber, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, will jointly chair “Plenary Session 1: Antigens and Vaccines” on September 25, 2016, 8:50 am – 12:00 pm EST at the upcoming CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR Meeting in New York City.

During the session, Melief will give a presentation titled “Selection of cancer antigens and conditions for success of immunotherapy of cancer involving vaccination”, outlining recent progress in the field.