Immunovaccine Inc.

Immunovaccine Inc.

August 12, 2014 08:05 ET

Immunovaccine to Present at Ninth Annual Immunotherapies and Vaccines Summit (ImVacS) Conference

Company to Discuss Data on Combination Cancer Immunotherapies Featuring DPX-Survivac

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 12, 2014) - Immunovaccine Inc. ("Immunovaccine" or "IMV") (TSX VENTURE:IMV), a clinical stage vaccine company, announced today that Marc Mansour, Ph.D., the Company's chief executive officer, will make a presentation at the Ninth Annual Immunotherapies and Vaccines Summit (ImVacS). In addition to his presentation, Dr. Mansour will also serve as chairperson of the conference's "Clinical Updates of Combination Immunotherapies" session. The conference will take place on August 11-14, 2014 at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, MA.

Dr. Mansour's presentation will describe the clinical and immunological activity observed with the Company's cancer therapy DPX-Survivac. The robust and persistent T cell responses achieved in a majority of patients will be detailed. Dr. Mansour will also discuss preclinical results describing the synergy of a DepoVax-based vaccine with an anti-PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor to enable stronger anti-tumor activity and induce tumor regression.

Specific details of Dr. Mansour's presentation are as follows:

Title: What Can We Expect Immunologically and Clinically from Combining an Immune Modulator with the Survivin Targeting Vaccine DPX-Survivac?
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time: 3:45 p.m. EDT
Conference Track: Combination Cancer Immunotherapy
Session: Clinical Updates of Combination Immunotherapies

About DPX-Survivac

DPX-Survivac consists of survivin-based peptide antigens formulated in the DepoVax adjuvanting platform. Survivin has been recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a promising tumor-associated antigen (TAA) because of its therapeutic potential and its cancer specificity. Survivin is broadly over-expressed in solid tumors and blood cancers including ovarian, breast, colon and lung cancers, among others. Survivin plays an essential role in antagonizing apoptosis, supporting tumor-associated angiogenesis, and promoting resistance to various anti-cancer therapies. Survivin is also a prognostic factor for many cancers and it is found in high percentage of cancer patients.

The DPX-Survivac vaccine is thought to work by eliciting a cytotoxic T cell immune response against cells presenting survivin peptides on HLA class I molecules. This targeted therapy attempts to use the immune system to actively search for tumor cells expressing survivin and destroy them.

About Immunovaccine

Immunovaccine Inc. develops cancer immunotherapies and infectious disease vaccines based on the Company's DepoVax™ platform, a patented formulation that provides controlled and prolonged exposure of antigens and adjuvant to the immune system. Immunovaccine has advanced two T cell activation therapies for cancer through Phase I human clinical trials. Lead cancer vaccine therapy, DPX-Survivac, is expected to enter Phase II clinical studies in both ovarian cancer and glioblastoma (brain cancer). The Company is also advancing an infectious disease pipeline including innovative vaccines for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and anthrax. Connect at

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