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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Company News: Anergis Announces Completion of Treatment in AllerT Phase II Dose-Ranging Trial

-      213 patients included in trial of novel ultra-fast allergy immunotherapeutic

Anergis, a company developing novel and proprietary ultra-fast allergy immunotherapeutics, today announced treatment completion of its Phase II clinical trial of AllerT, a novel long-peptide immunotherapeutic to treat birch pollen allergies. In the trial, 213 patients were randomized to receive target doses of 10, 25 or 50 µg of AllerT or placebo as 5 subcutaneous injections over 2 months. The last patient was treated at the end of March. No serious adverse events and no grade 3 or 4 allergic reactions were reported. The trial is being conducted in Canada and is still blinded. Results are expected in Q3 of 2015.

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).