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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Company News: ISA Pharmaceuticals Granted European Patent for the Intradermal Administration of ISA101

- Intradermal administration provides significant benefits compared to subcutaneous application

ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focusing on rationally designed immunotherapeutics against cancer and persistent viral infections, today announced it has been granted a European patent (patent no. EP 2 155 240) for the intradermal administration of synthetic long peptides (SLP®s) based on HPV oncogenes, including its lead compound ISA101.

Specifically, the patent was granted for the therapeutic use of intradermally delivered long peptides derived from the E2, E6 and/or E7 proteins of the human papillomavirus (HPV) to treat or prevent HPV-related diseases.

ISA101 is a clinical-stage immunotherapeutic for the treatment of early-stage, advanced and recurrent cancers induced by HPV16 infections and is based on ISA Pharmaceuticals´ proprietary SLP® platform. The compound is currently in clinical Phase I/II trials in cervical cancer and anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN).

Monday, March 9, 2015

Company News: Curetis Initiates Clinical CE Performance Evaluation of Unyvero P55 Pneumonia Application

- Clinical study to test more than 400 patient samples

- Follows successful completion of analytical CE Performance Evaluation in more than 400 cartridge runs

- Expected results and product launch in spring 2015

Curetis AG, a developer of next-level molecular diagnostic solutions, today announced the start of the clinical CE performance evaluation of its next-generation Unyvero P55 Pneumonia Application. The new P55 Cartridge will replace the current P50 Pneumonia Application, which was launched in 2012. P55 will offer an even broader panel of pathogens and antibiotic resistance markers, reflecting global changes in the importance of microorganisms and certain critical resistance mechanisms responsible for pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections. Final study data and the P55 product will be presented at the upcoming 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) April, 25 – 28 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.