NESS-ZIONA, ISRAEL – May 21, 2019 – VAXIL BIO LTD. (TSX VENTURE: VXL), an Israeli biotech focused on innovative immunotherapy treatments for cancer and infectious diseases, is pleased to announce that it has successfully obtained an additional U.S. Patent for anti-infective vaccines platforms.
Vaxil has been granted U.S. Patent # 10,245,309 entitled “Antigen specific multi- epitope-based anti-infective vaccines.” This patent provides broad protection for treating pathogenic infections using vaccines based on a pathogen’s signal peptides, or T-cell populations enriched using these peptides.
David Goren, Vaxil’s Chief Executive Officer commented: “We are very excited about this new patent as it provides further validation of the uniqueness of our innovative platform and encourages us to proceed with our research agenda, specifically in infectious disease. This new patent adds to and strengthens our already robust IP portfolio and we will continue to work to further broaden this portfolio.”
Vaxil is an Israeli immunotherapy biotech company focused on its novel approach to targeting prominent cancer markers and infectious diseases. Its lead product ImMucin™ successfully completed a Phase 1/2 clinical trial in multiple myeloma and received orphan drug status from the FDA and EMA. The company is also developing a tuberculosis vaccine / treatment that has demonstrated promising preliminary results with further preclinical evaluation underway at a top US academic and research institution. Additional indications and mAb candidates are under evaluation as immuno-oncology and infectious disease treatments alone and in combination with other treatments.
Vaxil exploits the unique properties of signal peptide domains on crucial proteins to develop targeted therapies against cancer targets and infectious disease pathogens. These signal peptide domains are identified by VaxHit™, Vaxil’s proprietary bioinformatic approach. These SPs induce a robust T- and B-cell response across wide and varied HLA subtypes, while acting as true, universal neoantigens. The peptide platform targets these cells by “educating” or specifically activating the immune system to recognize and attack the affected cells. In addition, Vaxil’s mAb platform directly recognizes the target protein expressed on malignant cells and recruits other elements of the immune system to lyse those cells.
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