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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Company News: Curetis’ Unyvero System Selected for Global Phase III Antibiotics Trial

- Unyvero to be used for pathogen identification and patient inclusion at several clinical sites across Europe

Curetis AG, a developer of next-level molecular diagnostic solutions, today announced that Curetis’ Unyvero System will be used in a Phase III trial of a novel formulation of the antibiotic Amikacin. Unyvero was chosen as a platform to detect pathogens and antibiotic resistances in patients to be enrolled at intensive care units at several clinical trial sites across multiple European countries. Unyvero will be used to support patient identification and help boost enrollment rates at these sites.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Company News: ISA Pharmaceuticals Further Strengthens IP Position on Lead Compound ISA101

- Three additional European patents and market exclusivity granted for the use of key active ingredients of ISA101

ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focusing on rationally designed immunotherapeutics against cancer and persistent viral infections, today announced it has strengthened the IP position of its lead compound ISA101. The European Patent Office has granted three patents (EP2267132, EP2112157, EP2468763) which relate to the use of HPV antigen-based peptides. ISA101, a novel immunotherapeutic consisting of synthetic long peptides (SLP®s), targets severe diseases triggered by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.

The patents cover the application of a variety of long peptides derived from the E6 and E7 proteins of HPV, including novel epitopes or peptides with specified features, and provide exclusivity for the treatment of persistent HPV infections and resulting diseases.