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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Company News: New Favorable Clinical Evaluation Data for Unyvero™ P50 Pneumonia Application

- Dutch study demonstrates excellent sensitivity of Unyvero™ cartridges –

Curetis AG, a developer of next-level molecular diagnostic solutions, today announced positive clinical data from an independent study conducted by researchers from the Department of Medical Microbiology of Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC), Maastricht, the Netherlands. The data demonstrate the high clinical sensitivity of the Unyvero™ P50 Pneumonia application in detecting pathogens, including samples with low pathogen concentrations.

The researchers compared the performance of the Unyvero™ P50 cartridge with conventional microbiology culture in broncho-alveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples for the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a common complication in intensive care patients. The most frequent causes are Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacteriaceae.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Company News: Anergis Completes Enrolment in the Long-Term Efficacy Trial of Lead Compound AllerT

- Results expected for Q3, 2014 -

Anergis, a company discovering and developing proprietary allergy vaccines, today announced that it has completed the enrolment of 196 subjects in the long-term efficacy trial of its birch pollen allergy vaccine AllerT, and expects to release results in the third quarter of 2014.

The long-term efficacy trial of AllerT is a double-blind, placebo-controlled, field-based clinical trial assessing the persistence of the efficacy of AllerT in post-treatment years.

All 196 patients participated in the field-based Phase IIb trial with AllerT in 2013. They all received a two-month double-blind, randomized treatment with AllerT or a placebo prior to the 2013 birch pollen season, and were then followed for efficacy during the 2013 birch pollen season, i.e. in conditions of natural pollen exposure. Last year’s Phase IIb trial had shown the efficacy of AllerT on allergy symptoms during the first post-treatment birch pollen season, based on combined symptom and medication scores, quality of life and other endpoints.